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MKE Museum Week 2019

January 23, 2019 /   MKE Museum Week

By: Megan Kujawa


Welcome to the first ever Milwaukee Museum Week! Downtown museums are hosting special exhibits, behind-the-scenes tours and much more from January 21 through January 27. Here’s a peek at what you can experience during Milwaukee Museum Week 2019:

Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum – 2220 N Terrace Ave.

Originally home to the Smith family in the early 20th century, this building now serves as The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum. Throughout the year it hosts various exhibits and programming for visual, decorative and theatrical arts. Their current exhibit, House of Risk, compares past and future technologies in the historic home with each room representing a different narrative.

House of Risk Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

Jewish Museum Milwaukee – 1360 N Prospect Ave.

The Jewish Museum Milwaukee tells the history of Jewish life and culture. Learn about the Jewish community and its contributions to Southeastern Wisconsin on a self-guided tour of their permanent exhibit. In their temporary exhibit, Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare, you will learn about the political and social climate during the Red Scare and how it impacted Americans’ First Amendment rights.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee Blacklist

Pabst Mansion – 2000 W Wisconsin Ave.

Captain Frederick Pabst was a leader in the Milwaukee community through business and philanthropic efforts. Completed in 1892, the Pabst Mansion was designed to reflect the Captain’s prominence in the community. As you stroll through the mansion, you will be enchanted by the stunning architecture and decorations of the 19th century.

Pabst Mansion

Milwaukee County Historical Society – 910 N Old World 3rd St.

On display at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, How Dry Am I: Prohibition Milwaukee, is an exhibit that takes you through the Prohibition era and its impact on Milwaukee. Through visual, audio and interactive experiences, learn about Milwaukee’s famous speakeasies and how our breweries survived the times.

Milwaukee County Historical Society Prohibition

Brew City MKE Beer Museum – 275 W Wisconsin Ave.

Milwaukee is certainly known as the city of breweries, but do you really know the history behind America’s beer capital? The Brew City MKE Beer Museum takes you on a journey of Milwaukee’s most famous breweries and their legacies that are still recognized today.

Brew City MKE Beer Museum


For a full list of events, visit MKEMuseumWeek.org.


About the Author: Megan Kujawa is the Marketing & Special Events intern at Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21. She is a senior at Marquette University studying public relations, marketing and advertising.

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