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December 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Holiday Lunch and Learn at the Wisconsin Club

Celebrate the holiday season at the Wisconsin Club with Historic Milwaukee. Guests will enjoy holiday décor, a meal and desert, and a talk about landscape design of the 19th century including the former Mitchell residence by horticulturalist and Historic Milwaukee board member Stewart Dempsey.

The rapid expansion of cities in the mid to late 19th century illuminated the need for landscaped public parks.  These egalitarian spaces offered respite and escape from the noise, grime and toil of everyday city life.  Wealthier city dwellers began crafting their own private landscaped grounds as a visual indication of their wealth and status, but also as a very private escape.  Often on a grand scale and lavishly designed, very few of these magnificent landscapes survive today.

Tickets: $50 Historic Milwaukee Members; $60 Non-Members

Doors open at 11:30 am
Lunch served at 12:00 pm
Presentation at 12:30 pm

For this in-person event, we are asking that all guests are vaccinated in order to attend. Your RSVP to the event serves as confirmation that you are fully vaccinated. Contact Historic Milwaukee if you are unable to get vaccinated and would prefer to present a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. 

Event Details

Cost
$50 – 60

Location

Wisconsin Club
900 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, 53233 United States
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