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Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

at the Milwaukee Public Museum

...The Polar Express: The IMAX Experience will delight kids and adults this holiday season. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe...
Friday, April 9, 2010

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The setting and design of the Harley-Davidson Museum perfectly captures the independent spirit and creative design that made the Harley-Davidson Motor Co. a dominating American icon and Milwaukee’s most revered native original. The exhibition traces the company’s history through a chronological and...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
John Gurda created the landmark Making of Milwaukee documentary and the Milwaukee Public Museum offers the beloved Streets of Old Milwaukee. But our city's historic legacy is best experienced up close and personal: on a walking tour. For example, in the warmer months, the nonprofit Historic Milwaukee Inc. offers walking tours of Downtown, the Third Ward, East Town and the Lake Drive mansions, plus a bike tour of Walker's Point and, in the wintertime, a tour through Downtown's skywalks. But why not try something more offbeat...
Sunday, May 17, 2009

(What to Do With Them?)

Milwaukee's drastic seasonal changes are both a blessing and a curse when it comes to keeping kids entertained. Summer and fall are idyllic, with inviting parks and pools spread across the city and hiking trails along the area's rivers. And although the long winter months can drive many of us indoors, they also offer great opportunities for sledding, snowshoeing and ice skating. The gentle slopes of Bay View's Humboldt Park provide perfect spots for young sledders, and Red Arrow Park's outdoor ice rink is an inexpensive, lively skating venue...
Monday, May 11, 2009

Today @ The Milwaukee Public Museum

The Milwaukee Public Museum followed up its popular "Body Worlds" exhibition with another high-profile exhibit that has broken records at museums around the world, "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition." This loaded exhibit tells the story of the iconic passenger ship that crossed paths with an iceberg on its maiden voyage, killing over 1,500 people from all walks of life. Pulled from the ship upon discovery...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Leaders public and private gambled on giving the county’s failing museum a second chance. How their efforts breathed new life into the old institution.

In 2005 a county committee convened to control the crisis at the Milwaukee Public Museum. A rogue chief financial officer had been covering up the museum’s snowballing debt by raiding the museum’s endowment, while a negligent board remained unaware that the institution was being run into the ground. With...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

Today @ the Milwaukee Public Museum - 11:45 a.m.

The Milwaukee Public Museum has been holding out on you, but don’t take it personal. Though the museum puts as much of its collection on display as possible, it owns plenty of artifacts and goodies that for multiple reasons it isn’t able to display. Today the museum’s staff shares some of these secret possessions at a luncheon lecture called “For Your Eyes Only: The Museum’s Hidden Treasures.” The lecture and lunch buffet begins...
Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

The launch of the city’s festival season started with a bang at RiverSplash!— unfortunately. What’s typically a fun night out turned into a disorderly scene in which a minority of drunken jerks put the safety of the majority at risk. Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Bob Bauman and Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn are considering their options for next year, and we can only wonder how the rest of this summer’s ethnic, neighborhood and street festivals will be affected. It would be a shame if the bad press generated by just a few irresponsible yahoos deterred festival-goers from enjoying everything this great city has to offer.