Current Exhibits

The Art of Brewing

Through a partnership with the Museum of Beer and Brewing, a series of paintings that illustrate brewing throughout history are on display at the Historical Society. Also on display from the MCHS permanent collections are a set of watercolor paintings documenting breweries throughout Wisconsin. Correlating historic beer labels accompany many of the paintings. Don’t miss this neat exhibition!

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Centennial Celebration Exhibition

February 5th through December 31st

For a century, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation has helped individuals, families and organizations realize their philanthropic goals and make a difference in the community. This small exhibition celebrates the Foundation by sharing its story and its significant impact on Milwaukee.

A Very Merry Milwaukee
November 20th-December 26th

The holidays come but once per year and so does our Holiday Treasures and Traditions exhibition. Don’t miss the chance to see this exhibit that features Billie the Brownie, the Milwaukee Holiday Parade, historic toys and other holiday artifacts. The Society will be decked for the holidays so make sure to come by!

Holiday Exhibit

Coming January 2016: Brew City MKE

Our feature exhibition for 2016 will detail the role that beer and brewing has played in shaping Milwaukee’s economy, society, and identity from its earliest roots to modern day. Highlighting artifacts and images from our extensive one-of-a-kind beer and brewing collection this exhibit is not to be missed. Check back soon to learn about programs and special events that will be associated with this much anticipated exhibit, presented by MillerCoors.

View Past Exhibits