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Brunch with the Barons brings beer pioneers alive

Published June 14, 2016

More than a century and a half after the opening of the first brewery in Milwaukee, the city's identity is still drenched in beer. At Forest Home Cemetery, many of the men who made the beer that made Milwaukee famous lie in repose. You can "meet" them at Brunch with the Barons.

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12 cool old Milwaukee beer labels

Published March 14, 2016

While Schlitz claimed to make the beer that made Milwaukee famous, it's pretty safe to bust that wide open and just say that it was just beer itself that brought Brew City to the world. Here are a dozen beautiful beer labels from Milwaukee's brewing past.

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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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