Save the Date: Doors Open 2022, September 24 & 25

Stay tuned for 2022 program information! A full list of sites will be available to view September 1, 2022.

Ticketed tour sale for members begins September 7 at 10 am and for the general public on September 14 at 10 am.

Missing Milwaukee Tour YouTube Premier

Aired on September 27 on YouTube
Yance Marti’s Missing Milwaukee Tour takes viewers on a virtual walk to several sites of demolished buildings. This video shows unseen photographs from the book Missing Milwaukee and explains the architectural history of the west side of downtown and how changes have affected the city.


Neighborhood Gems

Took place September 29 via Zoom and FB Live 

Historic Milwaukee and Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service hosted a live virtual Doors Open program, featuring seven community projects in the words of community members that know them best. Did you miss the live program? No problem! You can view the recording on YouTube any time:
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Water Scavenger Hunt

September 25- October 3

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Fund for Lake Michigan, we hosted a Water Scavenger Hunt! If you participated, it's time to stop by our store (235 E Michigan St) and redeem your prize!

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Villard Ave App Tour: Stretching from N. Teutonia Avenue to Sherman Boulevard, the Villard District is nestled in the heart of Milwaukee’s historic “Old North Milwaukee” neighborhood offering a rich local history. Celebrated as the original “downtown” of the Northside of Milwaukee, Villard Avenue boasts blocks of walkable streets, unique historic & cultural fabric, and prime retail space. Narrated by Angelique Sharpe, Villard Ave BID Director.
Silver City App Tour: Silver City has historically been, and continues to be, one of the most ethnically and racially diverse neighborhoods in the City of Milwaukee.
Silver City históricamente ha sido, y sigue siendo, uno de los vecindarios con mayor diversidad étnica y racial de la Ciudad de Milwaukee.
Available in English and Spanish.
This tour was made possible with support from the Zilber Family Foundation.
Avenues West App Tour: Avenues West is a neighborhood filled with historical mansions with the whispers of the Beer Barons who built this city, diverse businesses that attract tourists from across the nation and even the globe, and the urban campus of Marquette University full of lecture halls, student living, and historical landmarks. Narrated by Keith Stanley, Near West Side Partners Executive Director.
This tour is made in collaboration with Near West Side Partners, Inc.

Land Acknowledgement

We hope our program will not only raise awareness and appreciation of Milwaukee’s architecture and built environment, but also help protect the diversity of income, culture, race, and ethnicity that make neighborhoods livable for everyone. Read our full Land Acknowledgement.