Jackie Madrigal is a student at Escuela Verde (EV) featured in this diorama. The diorama features different rooms at the school which promotes social and environmental justice. The neighboring peep scene features the Urban Ecology Center (UEC), which collaborates with EV on many projects involving the environment. Check out the peep scene on the Menomonee River which features (Peep) Students collecting data through the use of a magnifying glass, nets, and other research tools. An adventurous (peep) student is in the water with hip-waiters measuring water speed. Lastly, EV (peep) students get to enjoy the classic Milwaukee view of Miller Stadium every day!
Depicts the Polar Plunge at Bradford Beach on New Year’s Day. Several plungers are in the icy water with a rescue copter hovering in background. The life guard front right watches over the plungers while Peeps Bacon tans in a lounge chair front left.
This peep diorama reminds us of the Bridge War that went on in the 1830’s and 40s. Our founding fathers Kilbourn, on the West, Juneau on the East and Walkerto the South battled over how people would gain access to their settlements and cross the river and early swamp land. Bridges were disabled, dismantled and burned down to prevent easy access to another settlement resulting in some of the angled streets we still have downtown today. A townsman Jonathan Arnold understood both sides and often lectured at the site about the need for bridges. Detroit native E. J Roberts visited Milwaukee on business in 1836 or 37 and heard one of Arnold’s lectures, he returned in 1845 only to find Arnold lecturing about the bridges in the same spot.. “Great heavens” he said “Haven’t they adjourned that meeting yet”!
The restoration of Bradford Beach has made it a melting pot for our racially and culturally diverse city. The beach is a place where we as a city come together to enjoy volleyball, the Tiki Bars, picnics and water sports. Families enjoy building sand castles. A few peeps forgot their sunscreen and are very pink (especially the one using a sun reflector!) As you know, Peeps have a genetic defect–they are born without arms or tails. Thanks to the amazing transplant team at Columbia-St. Mary’s Emergency Department Peeps can now play volleyball and water ski and show off their new tails, all under the watch of our fearless life guard. Look closely and you find the “Peeping” Tom Peep! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist using that very bad pun. You can leave him out if you choose).
Local celebrities, and others, check out the Milwaukee Film Festival at the Oriental Theatre. Peeps (from left to right): John “Milverine” Hamman, filmmaker Mark Borchardt, Gene Wilder, a couple festival volunteers, Milwaukee Film membership manager/artist Kristopher “Kpolly” Pollard, and an unknown festival staff member.
The theme for our piece is rebuilding a neighborhood through community. Like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, we go from abandoned homes like John Langmeisters home (labeled lessons from the past), to the rescued homes like ours (in the front) and our neighbors Janet and Brian Miracles. Together as a community, including business, we are making a life not only for us but the next generation in Concordia.
The Turners, rooted in the German Turnverein associations of the early 19th century, were influential in getting physical education in public schools in Wisconsin and nationwide. Here at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall, the peeps work out on a pummel horse, parallel bars, horizontal bar, rings, rowing machine, climbing pole, and fencing.
Alverno College celebrates its 130th anniversary this year and the 60th anniversary of our current campus. This diorama depicts five of Alverno’s female presidents and the significant impact they have had on Milwaukee’s built environment by creating beautiful space for women to learn. Created by Doherty Scholars Kimberly C. Otzelberger and Jordan Norenberg and Center Director Jodi Eastberg, PhD.
The Near West Side is comprised of seven distinct neighborhoods, including Concordia, designated as a historic district. It is also a gateway between downtown and the western suburbs. 5 large anchor institutions (as noted by each sign) are part of a collaborative effort to establish new businesses, improve neighborhood identity and collegiality while promoting the historic fabric and architecture of our neighborhoods. I am proud to be a home owner and resident of Historic Concordia Inc.
The outside of the box features the 2017 facade. The inside depicts the shop around 1880. You’ll notice not much has changed since then as far as the floor, the marble, the murals, the counter tops, and the quality selection of meats. The only thing that’s different is that my peeps ladies behind the counter are wearing dresses and they all speak German.