Join Historic Milwaukee Inc. this year as we host a variety of book talks featuring local authors discussing their work about the city of Milwaukee!

All talks are at 6 p.m. at our office, 235 E. Michigan Street.

Bay View

Join author Ron Winkler for a discussion of Bay View, exploring the history of Wisconsin’s first company town and Milwaukee’s first industrial suburb. Winkler is a member of the Bay View Historical Society as well as a lecturer, tour guide and author.

Monday April 23 at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $21.99

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

Milwaukee’s Town of Lake

Join author Ron Winkler for a discussion of Milwaukee’s Town of Lake. Created in 1838 as one of seven townships Lake passed out of existence as it was absorbed into the Cities of Milwaukee, Bay View, Cudahy and St. Francis. Ron Winkler is a lecturer, tour guide and member of the Bay View Historical Society.

Monday April 30 at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $21.99

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

The History, Art & Imagery of the Pfister Hotel

Learn more about the History, Art and Imagery of The Pfister Hotel from photographer Jay W. Filter who details its history and iconic, beautiful decor in this book.

Monday May 7th at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $49.95

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

Milwaukee’s Bronzeville 1900-1950

Author Paul H. Geenen explores Bronzeville, a African-American community which saw major change throughout the 20th century. These photographs features locals at work, play and worship.

Monday May 21st at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $21.99

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

Rock‘n’Roll Radio Milwaukee: Stories from the Fifth Beatle

Join author Bob Barry for a look at this iconic DJ’s many celebrity encounters, career highlights and setback and the hijinks that made Milwaukee Radio rock.

Monday June 4th at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $21.99

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

Borchert Field: Stores from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark

A local neighborhood venue, Borchert Field saw legendary athletes like Jesse Owens and Jackie Robinson. Learn more about this forgotten site from author Bob Buege in his book, Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark.

Monday June 18th at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $26.95

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee

NEW BOOK! Before the Brewers, Milwaukee was home to the Braves from 1953 until 1964. The struggling Boston team grew in Milwaukee and won a world series before moving to Atlanta. Local author Patrick Steele examines baseball, the team’s sudden departure, and the business of it all in Home of the Braves: The Battle for Baseball in Milwaukee.

 Monday June 25th at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $26.95

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

Cyril Colnik: Man of Iron

Join author Alan J. Strekow as he explores the forge of Cyril Colnik, one of Milwaukee’s most lauded craftsmen. Known for his iron work on some of Milwaukee’s greatest homes and even a few lost to demolition, Colnik was able to remain relevant long after other artisans. This book explores the life of Colnik and his process as two-dimensional drawings because three-dimensional masterpieces.

 Monday July 9th at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $45.00

Book Talks: The Milwaukee Bucket List by Barbara Ali

Schuster‘s & Gimbels: Milwaukee’s Beloved Department Stores

The history of two major Milwaukee department stores, Schuster’s and Gimbels, are featured in this book by Paul H. Geenen. It begins with the 1880s and goes through the 20th century as it explores shopping, community, and local business.

Monday November 19th at 6 pm

Tickets

Members: $5

Non-members: $10

Book available for purchase: $19.99