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03.28.2014 | 119 days ago | Posted at 11:00 AM

The model ship will be unveiled on April 12

By Kristina Byas
A model of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald will be unveiled by the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society and the Milwaukee Public Library on Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at Central Library.The iconic 729-foot freighter was built in River Rouge, Michigan and first launched on June 7, 1958. The freighter was owned by Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and operated by Olgebay Norton until it sank dur...
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

Book Preview

During an interview earlier this year, Milwaukee Poet Laureate Susan Firer professed her goal to get more people interested in poetry-people who usually feel adrift in the aphoristic world of rhyme and cadence. This week her plan comes to fruition. On Thursday, Sept. 25, Firer and the Milwaukee Central Library host an inter-art collaboration between some of Milwaukee's most dynamic choreographers, poets and musicians.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Wisconsin’s architectural record

Nestled within the splendid interior of Milwaukee’s Central Library is one of the city’s well-kept secrets, the Wisconsin Architectural Archive. Established around the same time that some of the city’s architectural assets were razed to make way for freeways, it’s become a haven where the state’s architectural wealth can be safeguarded from the wrecking ball of fate or changing fashion. In the early-’70s, says Gabi Eschweiler, her husband, Tom, grandson of the celebrated Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler, was made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

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