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Milwaukee County Historical Society

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Nick Schwartz
Bloomington, MN259 contributions
I've always wanted to visit MCHS for years. Finally went in July of 2022 and really liked the various exhibits and the video about Milwaukee. I grew up in Milwaukee during the mid 1980s.
Written August 11, 2022
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Sue H
33 contributions
Couples
This gorgeous building was the site of a wedding reception I recently attended. The building’s ornamentation was lovely, and there were areas for eating, visiting and dancing. The overall effect was charming and elegant. I’ve included a picture of the ceiling.
Written November 11, 2019
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Barbara A
Milwaukee, WI1,970 contributions
Solo
This building has an amazing view of Pere Marquette park and the river and is filled with historic photos and objects. It has marble, chandeliers, bank vaults, interesting fixtures, and displays that change. The library has books on every Milwaukee or Wisconsin topic imaginable. You can trace your geneology there or research old buildings. I enjoyed just looking at the interior. It would be a great place for a wedding or other special party. As an added bonus- there's a free wifi spot in the park right outside.
Written March 7, 2013
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sharronc413
Findlay, OH301 contributions
Couples
This is a super neat building and we needed somewhere to go before our show and thought we could spend half hour here. There is so much potential compared to what they have. The bookstore had a nice selection and there was a little outdated video. We love history. Especially local history but there were no engaging displays here. The Old bank vaults were neat and there was some sparse old Christmas toy display. It was seven dollars a person If we weren’t just killing time it would not have been worth it. Would love to see someone come into this nice building and improve the displays. There certainly would be history to do it with. It seemed to have a big reading room for documents which I’m sure is helpful for some
Written December 10, 2017
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James M
Augusta, ME249 contributions
The Milwaukee County Historical Museum is neither one of the largest of best-known museums in Milwaukee, but is well worth a short visit. It is located downtown, close to Pere Marquette Park, the Hyatt Hotel and the river. It is located in an old bank building which was donated by the First Wisconsin Bank (now part of USBank) in 1965. One of the most interesting things to see is the original bank vault with its huge door on the first floor.The museum is presently (January 2007) under heavy renovation, leading to some inconveniences (the public restrooms are closed) and some display areas also being closed.

The museum's focus is Wisconsin in general and Milwaukee County in particular. In early January, the museum featured an extensive display about Billie the Brownie, a popular MIlwaukee Christmastime character from the 1930s to 1950s. The upstairs focuses on Wisconsin folk art. The muesum sells a variety of books on local history. Admission is free with a suggested donation.
Written January 10, 2007
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TheWuch
South Milwaukee, WI249 contributions
You can't help but stand in awe as you enter this stunning venue! To realize it was a bank, on the bank of the Milwaukee River, when it was built in 1913 just gives you pause. Imagine the business people who frequented the site feeling secure in seeing the massive vaults under the architectural splendor of the space. We are fortunate to have this solid reminder of our prosperous past. The current exhibit that runs through April 25 features "Milwaukee's Unseen Treasures." A section of the Goldman's lunch counter, a jacket worn by Liberace, a collection of hand puppets used on TV shows in the 50's - and so much more. The permanent pieces include stories of prohibition, scale models of buildings that shaped the city, dresses, signage and a research library open to the public. This is a quiet place that allows you to reflect and appreciate our heritage.The entrance fee for Seniors is $5 - and worth so much more.
Written February 12, 2020
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mandylewismarketing
Mundelein, IL24 contributions
Business
Researching Milwaukee 1936-1945. The librarian was super helpful and knowledgeable. Provided all the references needed. The building and architecture was other-worldly. Also, Universal studios with Johnny Depp filmed Public Enemy #1 there!
Written December 27, 2019
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DreamsOfMyComrades
Park City, UT363 contributions
Couples
Beautifully restored building. The current exhibit, about the history of prohibition, was extremely interesting. Inexpensive and definitely worth a visit. About 90 minutes was ample time.
Written April 4, 2019
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Tracey B
Plainfield, Illinois, United States108 contributions
Friends
Gave a review of 2 instead of 1 simply because the woman gave us our money back. Beautiful building for weddings....which is why the entire building was mostly empty. Apparently they only display a few items at a time so that they can put it away for venue rentals on Saturdays. Don't bother. I love museums and this place had about ten items with twenty posters on the walls. So very disappointed.
Written June 17, 2017
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SearlesGirl
Gainesville, Florida59 contributions
Business
The staff of the society provided a well displayed exhibit of quilts and WPA arts and crafts items produced in the last century for our group tour.
Written September 19, 2014
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