Special Tours

Milwaukee Moderns

Saturday, August 16, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MGICMilwaukee is home to a fantastic collection of beautifully designed Modern and Postmodern structures. Join tour guide Eric Vogel on this special in-depth tour to learn more about Milwaukee’s post-war structures, from the sleak International Style of Chase Tower to the highly expressive Brutalist architecture of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, designed by Eero Saarinen.

Additional highlights of the tour include the MGIC Plaza, BMO Harris Bank, Hotel Metro, 411 East Wisconsin Center, US Bank building and the Milwaukee Art Museum (designed by Santiago Calatrava).

Eric Vogel is an architect, designer and architectural historian living in Milwaukee. He has a BA in Art and Architectural History from Harvard University and an MA in Architecture from SCI-Arc. He is currently Chair of the 3D Design Department at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.


Begin tour at 10 AM at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Building, 750 N Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Tour concludes at 12 PM in front of the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


Forest Home Cemetery Tour 

Friday, October 31, 5:00 to 6:30pm 

forest homwTake a spooky tour Forest Home Cemetery with HMI expert tour guide Bob Giese! These hallowed grounds are the final resting place of Byron Kilbourn, the Davidson Brothers, Guido Pfister, Mayor George Walker, and Beer Barons Pabst, Schlitz, and Blatz.


Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee's history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy. HMI is an affiliated member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Visit Milwaukee.