Virtual Doors Open 2020, September 26 - October 11
Online Building Tours: 60+ Milwaukee buildings that typically open for in-person tours during this event will showcase their sites through virtual content ranging from photos to videos to 360 degree-virtual reality tours. Visitors will also be invited on virtual tours of Fund for Lake Michigan Water Passport sites and explore the relationship between Milwaukee’s water and the city’s industrial, commercial, civic, and residential development. Click here to view a list of participating sites.
Neighborhood Highlights: Doors Open will feature a downloadable neighborhood activity booklet designed by artist Erick “CK” Ledesma. The booklet will feature activities pages for the whole family. To complement the booklet, Doors Open will highlight 16 Milwaukee neighborhoods with recommendations of places to visit there. We hope visitors will take the opportunity to explore Milwaukee safely!
- September 26 at 12 pm: Join Common Council President Cavalier Johnson on Facebook Live as we ring in the 10th annual Doors Open from the City Hall Bell Tower.
- September 29 at 1 pm: Virtual tour and live Q&A of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s new home, the Bradley Symphony Center, with MSO President & Executive Director Mark Niehaus
- October 1 at 6 pm: Live virtual program with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service featuring eight neighborhood stories
- October 2 at 5:30 pm: Celebrating Central: A Brief History of Milwaukee Public Library's Downtown Library at Virtual
- Art activity with Artists Working in Education featuring the Silver City Neighborhood
- In-depth virtual neighborhood tours of Clarke Square (Sept 26), Lindsay Heights (Oct 3), and Havenwoods (Oct 10) by Tank Think. Video tours will air via YouTube premier and be available to view anytime after the premier.
- Musical performances with Access Contemporary Music featuring Milwaukee City Hall and Wisconsin Black Historical Society. These performances will be available to view anytime during Doors Open.