Yankee Hill – Pop up tour!

Friday, July 3rd
11 AM- 12 PM

Yankee Hill inbusch houseDiscover the residential area of Juneautown and learn why it became known as Yankee Hill with tour guide Rod Botts.

As Milwaukee entrepreneurs grew wealthy in the latter 1800s, they built mansions and churches on the high ground overlooking Lake Michigan east of downtown. Because many of these wealthy men originated in New York and New England, they were called “Yankees.” Hence, this section of Milwaukee became known as Yankee Hill. On this tour, you will look at the best of the remaining great Yankee Hill mansions and churches, and hear fascinating stories about the people who built them.

Tour meets at 11 AM in the lobby of the Astor Hotel, 924 E Juneau Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

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Menomonee Valley Bike Tour – SOLD OUT!

Saturday, July 11th
1 PM – 2:30 PM

Three Bridges ParkTake a leisurely bike ride along the Hank Aaron State Trail with frequent stops to explore the rich history of the valley. Learn about Silurian Reef fossils, wild rice marshes, Milwaukee’s first railroad, and heavy industry that made Milwaukee the Machine Shop of the World. Discover remnants of the past along with a sculpture park, a haven for trout fishermen, and parkland reclaimed from rail yards. Gain an appreciation of this remarkable resource in the heart of Milwaukee.

Route is a little over four miles in length with two mild grades; total distance including return to the start point is just over seven miles.  Limit 15 bikes.

Tour meets at 1 pm at the northwest corner of 6th Street and Canal Street, across from the Harley Davidson Museum. Tour concludes at Mitchell Park Bridge.


WasteCap Warehouse Preview Party

Monday, July 13th
5 pm – 7 pm
2123 W. Michigan Street

DSC_0853WasteCap Resource Solutions is excited to announce the opening of their architectural salvage materials warehouse to the public July 15th. We don’t want to wait that long so we’re having a special preview party night July 13th for for HMI members and friends! Shop for materials for your next project or find replacement pieces for your home with other HMI members. Parking is available in the fenced in parking lot and on adjacent streets.

HMI Members – $10
Non-Members $20

Snacks and refreshments provided.

RSVP today!

Dressing Downton™: Changing Fashion for Changing Times – Bus Outing!

Friday, July 17th
8:30 AM – 4 PM

Downton AbbeyThe costumes from the award-winning PBS series Downton Abbey are at The Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh, Wis. this summer.
And HMI is taking your there on a special bus outing!
This stunning exhibition includes 36 period costumes and a fashion overview from the first four seasons of the acclaimed PBS Masterpiece series Downton Abbey®. Coach bus service will leave from the Mayfair Collection Park and Ride lot near Hwy. 45 and Burleigh in Wauwatosa at 8:30 AM sharp on Friday July 17 and return at 4 pm.
Bus trip limited to first 52 attendees to RSVP.
Cost for coach bus, admission and lunch is $65 for HMI members and $75 for non-members.
Not a member? Join for as little as $20 here.

Open House Brunch: A Fundraiser to Benefit Historic  Milwaukee, Inc.

Sunday, July 19th
11 AM to 2 PM; program at 1 p.m.
Members: $25; Non-Members: $35

At the historic Frederick and Philippine Koenig House, 1731 N. 32 St. Milwaukee

Your hosts: Stewart Dempsey, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. board member and Gerry Coon

The  house was built by German immigrants. Designed by Milwaukee architect Henry Messmer, it was built on four acres as a gentleman’s farm in  1883.  Originally Stick-Style, the house was moved and remodeled in 1897.  Koenig hired another Milwaukee architect, F. W. Andree to remodel and  update the home. Andree created a 4,000 square foot mansion in the Classical Resurgence Revival style, with swags, garlands, brackets, acanthus leaves  and more. Click here to learn more about the Koenig House.

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  • Open House Brunch Sunday, July 19th, 11 AM - 2 PM