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:

Traveling in Style Exhibition
Through January 31st
Available for just a short time, this exhibition presents artifacts and images from major Milwaukee rail lines. Don’t miss this elegant display which features many items from the dining and parlor cars of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, generally referred to as the Milwaukee Road.

Some featured items include full place settings of Peacock and Traveler china used in Milwaukee Road dining cars; several eras of silver serving dishes; a Hiawatha Speed emblem that was used on the side of the Super Dome lounge cars; and a heavy duty combination ash tray and drink holder from a Chicago and Northwestern lounge car.

Upcoming Exhibits:

Pride in Place: Milwaukee’s Architecture and Built Environment
February 5th through April 10th
By taking pride in place, Milwaukeeans can learn to appreciate the city and its built landscape. Though much has been lost over the decades, an impressive array of buildings and houses remain. From a perspective of pride we can look at how Milwaukee emerged, how it has been maintained and/or reworked over the decades, issues of preservation, current land usage, and new uses and initiatives going forward. Through a combination of artifacts, photos, text, and interactive elements, explore important issues regarding Milwaukee’s architecture and built environment and how people in and outside of Milwaukee view and approach the city.

Don’t miss this major exhibition that will allow you to simultaneously revel in Milwaukee’s impressive architectural past, relish that which still remains, and explore where it may be going.

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 their significant impact on Milwaukee.