Upcoming Events

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

Happy Hours
Thursday, January 28th–Thursday, March 3rd–Thursday, April 21st
5:00pm-8:00pm

End your day with the Brew City MKE exhibition, a beer in hand, at one of Milwaukee’s most elegant buildings. No establishment can quite compare with this unique opportunity to enjoy a special exhibition about beer and brewing while enjoying a drink from our pop-up bar. Join us for any – or all – of our Brew City MKE happy hours.

Admission is free, cash bar.

 
 
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Friday, February 5th
6:30pm-9:00pm

Join us for an evening with some of Wisconsin’s women brewmasters. Enjoy the Brew City MKE exhibition, have a drink and participate in some special activities throughout the building. The feature of the night is a moderated discussion with women brewmasters from around Wisconsin. Kathy Flanigan, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tap Milwaukee Reporter, will lead a discussion with Jamie Baertsch (first woman brewmaster in Wisconsin) of Wisconsin Dells Brewing Company, Ashley Kinart of Capital Brewing, Allyson Rolph of Thirsty Pagan Brewery and Heather Ludwig of Pabst Brewing Company. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend an evening with other gals that love beer and want to celebrate women in brewing! $20 per person ($15 members) includes light snacks, cash bar and supports the exhibition. Tickets will be available online and by calling 414.273.8288. Thank you to our sponsor, Saz’s Catering.

Doors open at 6:30pm Panel at 7:30pm
 
 
Why Beer, Why Here? Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 18th
6:30pm

Why Beer and Why Here? Why did Milwaukee become “Brew City” and how did the brewing industry shape the city we know today? Join us for a panel discussion with Milwaukee historians while enjoying the exhibition and – what else – a beer.

Suggested $5 donation, cash bar.
 
 
Evolution to Revolution Panel Discussion
Thursday, March 10th
6:30pm

Brewing began as a craft and became a major industry. Today, we are experiencing the most rapid growth of craft breweries in more than a century. Our panel of local beer industry leaders discuss the history and recent trend with moderator Mark Garthwaite, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.

Suggested $5 donation, cash bar.

 
 
Family Day and Member Appreciation Day
Saturday, April 16th
Noon to 4:00pm

Join us for this day filled with fun for people of all ages. Children can participate in activities as they explore the process of soda making. Adults can view the exhibition, see the home brew process, and enjoy a brewed beverage.

Special discount at the bar for members. $7 per person, Children 12 and under and members are free.