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6 must-see museums and shows

Published Jan. 27, 2016

We're celebrating unplugged week here at OnMilwaukee - ironic, I know - but it's a perfect reminder that there is plenty to get out and do in this town if you'd just put the damn phone down for a minute (yes, guilty as charged). Here are six museums and shows worth checking out right now...

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Milwaukee County Historical Society brews up landmark MKE beer exhibition

Published Dec. 22, 2015

Starting Jan. 11, the Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World Third St., will be drenched in beer. Beer history, that is. The museum hosts "Brew City MKE: Craft, Culture, Community," a comprehensive look at brewing and beer in Milwaukee from 1840 to the present.

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Historical Society opens two new shows

Published Feb. 17, 2015

As the Milwaukee County Historical Society's own neighborhood is likely set to change soon with the addition of a new arena nearby, the museum - located at 910 N. Old World 3rd St. - launches a new exhibition, called "Pride in Place: Milwaukee's Architecture and Built Environment," which runs through April 10. Another show focuses on a century of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.

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Urban spelunking: Solomon Juneau's cabin

Published Sept. 18, 2014

Perhaps no Milwaukee historical landmark has suffered more indignity than the replica of the early home of founder Solomon Juneau. After being sealed to the public for decades, we got a peek inside.

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Trimborn Farm is a time machine back to 19th century Milwaukee

Published Sept. 4, 2014

Driving down Grange Avenue around the border of Hales Corners and Greendale, the two towns look like typical pleasant suburbs, with assorted shops, strip malls, small businesses and parks mixed in between the cozy subdivisions and homes. And then you come across Trimborn Farm, a seven-and-a-half-acre time machine back to the 1800s, providing a glimpse at the history of the two towns and the city of Milwaukee.

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