Upcoming Events

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

BoDeans 1987 CalendarBoDeans Anniversary Exhibition Opening
Thursday, June 16th
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

All are welcome to celebrate the BoDeans and the 30th Anniversary of their album, “Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams” on Thursday, June 16th at the Historical Society. From noon to 1:30 p.m., enjoy the exhibition opening of the BoDeans Anniversary Exhibition, have a sample of the new BoDeans Original Ginger Brew by Sprecher Brewery and be there at 12:30 p.m. for the presentation of a mayoral proclamation declaring “BoDeans Day,” for a cake cutting, and to listen to the first performance of the single “My Hometown,” to be released that day.

This is a free event and the public is welcome to attend. The Milwaukee County Historical Society is located at 910 N. Old World Third St., Milwaukee, 53203. For questions, e-mail info@milwaukeehistory.net.


Brunch with the BaronsBrunch
Saturday, June 18
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Forest Home Cemetery, The Pabst Mansion and the Milwaukee County Historical Society invite you to Brunch with the Barons; a unique event where Milwaukee’s “beer royalty” come alive in a new and unique way.

Forest Home Cemetery is the resting place for many of Milwaukee’s beer barons and the Brunch with the Barons event brings their lives and stories to light through re-enactors and family members. Participants can walk the cemetery’s “beer path” during this event which will wind them through the roads so that they encounter the resting places of the Blatz, Pabst, Schlitz, Melm and Gettelman families; among others. At each location, a re-enactor or family member will be present to talk about their lives or to share stories of their family members and family brewery.

Enjoy a peaceful walk, music, great food, and, of course, beer!

Highlights of the event include:

– A rare opportunity to enter the Blatz mausoleum hosted by Blatz family members.
– Encounters with Milwaukee’s “beer barons” and baron family members/descendants.
– Activities and information from beer and brewing-related organizations.
– Entrance to the event including the event activities and permanent on-ground buildings and exhibits including the chapel and hall of mirrors museum.
– Pabst-brand beers will be available for sale, as will brunch items.

Forest Home Cemetery
2405 W Forest Home Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Annual Ice Cream SocialIce Cream Social (1)
Wednesday, August 10
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Join us for our annual ice cream social event. See the Historical Center building and our exhibit Milwaukee: City of Festivals, learn about ways to volunteer, and enjoy a free scoop of ice cream while listening to the music of River Rhythm’s from our patio.

Milwaukee County Historical Society
910 N Old World 3rd St
Milwaukee, WI 53203

34th Annual Trimborn Harvest of Art & CraftsTrimborn Harvest of Art & Crafts
Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day

All exhibitors at Harvest are all chosen by a panel of judges for their originality of design and quality of craft. From wearable art and holiday decorations to flawlessly detailed jewelry, paintings, photography and sculpture, the Harvest Festival features some of the most exceptional hand-crafted work in the Midwest.


Limited visitor parking with be available on-site, with a shuttle bus available every 20 minutes, picking up and dropping off at Southridge Mall, near Macy’s. Look for the signs!


Click here for information about becoming an exhibitor or volunteer!

Trimborn Farm
8881 W Grange Ave
Greendale, WI 53219

Check back for updates!