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(43.0417,-87.9143)
 

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Mission Statement

The primary function of the Milwaukee County Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and make available and disseminate materials, both artifactual and documentary, pertaining to the history of the city and county of Milwaukee and the wider metropolitan area which they anchor.

The Society will also activily promote general knowledge of and an understanding of Milwaukee history through lectures, public programs, research, periodical and book publications, public markings of structures, special events.

Description

The Milwaukee County Historical Society is located in a landmarked neoclassical building in downtown Milwaukee that was built in 1913 as the Second Ward Savings Bank. The Milwaukee County Historical Society opened to the public in 1966.

The 3rd Street building is currently closed but will reopen soon. The Society also operates four other historic sites, including Trimborn Farm and the Jeremiah Curtin House in Greendale, the Lowell Damon House in Wauwatosa, and Kilbourntown House in Shorewood.

Website

http://www.milwaukeehistory.net

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