Behind the Scenes: Milwaukee Central Library
Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. (Please note the Milwaukee Holiday Parade will take place this day).
HMI Members: $25; Non-Members: $45; children ages 12-17 $10. Note: This tour is best enjoyed by adults and children 12 and older.
Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is partnering with the Milwaukee Central Library for this special behind-the-scenes tour. The Milwaukee Public Library opened its doors October 3, 1898. The original structure is a combination of French and Italian Renaissance styles built of Bedford limestone. Central Library has been designated a landmark by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Click here for more information and to register. Highlights include: The grand Rotunda Dome – a view of the skeleton of the building; the Courtyard – see the area that marked the edge of the original 1898 building and one of the open air courtyards within; the green roof, the Wisconsin Avenue side roof with a great view of Westown and the library’s inner courtyards from above and the Old Board Room – experience the Central Library of yesteryear.
Forest Home Cemetery Halloween Tour – SOLD OUT!
HMI Members: $25
Take a spooky tour of the historic Forest Home Cemetery with HMI expert tour guide Bob Giese!
Located in the city’s Lincoln Village neighborhood, Forest Home Cemetery is the resting place of many influential Milwaukeeans including Byron Kilbourn, the Davidson Brothers, Guido Pfister, Mayor George Walker, and Beer Barons Pabst, Schlitz, and Blatz. The cemetery was first used in 1850, and has grown to 200 acres of locally and nationally historically landmarked land.
This tour has a limited capacity and will sell out quickly. Tickets will be sold exclusively online on a first come first served basis. There will be NO waiting list for this special tour, so buy your tickets right away!
Historic Milwaukee is thankful for its longstanding relationship with Forest Home Cemetery. Tour goers are encouraged to enjoy this light-hearted tour while also respecting their historic surroundings and those resting there.
SOLD OUT. Ticket holders should meet guide at cemetery entrance at 5 PM. Please be prompt!
**This tour was listed with a different date in our most recent edition of Echo Magazine. Please use the information listed above for planning. We apologize for the confusion.