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.

Milwaukee Holiday Traditions and Treasures Exhibition

Visit the Milwaukee County Historical Society for holiday fun and festivities. Beginning November 20th, visit our holiday exhibition complete with historic trains, decorations and Billie the Brownie. Exhibition is $5 per person.


Upcoming Events:

A Very Merry Milwaukee – Holiday Exhibition and Picture with Santa Event

Don’t miss out on our Very Merry Milwaukee event on December 6th and 7th. Get your picture with Santa in an elegant and historic setting, enjoy our holiday exhibit, shop for your favorite history-lover or purchase some holiday goodies! Event is free with the opportunity to purchase photo.