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Wisconsin Marine Historical Society keeps Great Lakes history afloat

Published Sept. 20, 2017

Tucked into the Frank P. Zeidler Humanities Room at the Central Library is a trove of data, photographs and objects detailing the maritime history of the Great Lakes. It is administered by the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society and it's there for you to explore.

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10 must-see Doors Open MKE sites

Published Sept. 13, 2017

There's no better way to get a peek inside Milwaukee's most interesting - and often most historic - sites, many of them typically off limits to the public, than Historic Milwaukee Inc.'s annual Doors Open Milwaukee event. Here are 10 must-see sites.

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10 old Milwaukee names we can't stop saying

Published Aug. 8, 2017

Maybe we're just being subversive when we refer to local landmarks and institutions by their long-gone old names. Here are 10 that we hear a lot (plus a few bonus ones at the end). Anyone know where we can find a TYME Machine?

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The life and death of Sydney Hih

Published July 27, 2017

The massive, decrepit, patchwork-painted Sydney Hih (pronounced "high") buildings, which splayed on the corner of 3rd and Juneau from the mid-1800s to 2012, went through many transformations over the years, but are remembered by many Milwaukeeans as a sanctuary of counter-culture that created and quelled bands, businesses, relationships and lives.

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