Upcoming Events

See what is going on at the Milwaukee County Historical Society!

Check back often as we update our upcoming schedule. For more information call the Historical Center at 414-273-8288 or email at info@milwaukeehistory.net.

Current Exhibits:

Scenes Such as Would Make the Stoutest Hearts Tremble:

The Civil War Letters and Artifacts of Milwaukee Participants

October 3 – November 15, 2014

Letters, though often sporadic, were the only way for friends and family to keep in touch with soldiers serving in the Civil War.  This upcoming exhibit uses letters and documents from the Milwaukee County Historical Society Research Library collection to give a first-hand account of the Civil War experiences of Milwaukee soldiers and their friends and family.  The letters drive the story and the artifacts give it additional substance as we portray the Civil War through the eyes of soldiers serving in many capacities and in all theaters of the war.

Upcoming Events:

Civil War Encampment
October 4th and 5th from 10 am to 4 pm

Discover what daily life was like for soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. You will step into the world of Union and Confederate soldiers 150 years ago. Re-enactors who represent famous Civil War figures will cook meals, demonstrate equipment and weapons, and fight mock battles. There will be presentations each day by key figures during the Civil War. Come and enjoy this family- friendly activity for all ages!

October 4-5, 10:00am-4:00pm, $5.00 adults, $4.00 seniors/students, and 6 and under are free at Trimborn Farm

Saturday, October 4, 2014

10:00am  Open of Exhibit                                   Threshing Barn

10:30am Flag-raising                                           Grass Oval

12:00pm  Fashion Presentation                          Threshing Barn

2:00pm Cordelia Harvey Presentation               Threshing Barn

3:00pm Drill and Firing Demonstration                East Field

4:00pm Flag-lowering                                           Grass Oval

Sunday, October 5, 2014

10:00am Open Exhibit                                            Threshing Barn

10:30am Flag-raising                                               Grass Oval

12:00pm Mary Todd Lincoln Presentation              Threshing Barn

1:30pm Fashion Presentation                                Threshing Barn

3:00pm Drill and Firing Demonstrations                   East Field

4:00pm Flag Lowering                                            Grass Oval