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Holiday Luncheon at the Wisconsin Club


Wisconsin Club: 900 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11:30 am 

Celebrate the holiday season at the Wisconsin Club with Historic Milwaukee! Guests will enjoy live holiday music from pianist John Hefter, luncheon, and a lecture about Alexander Mitchell with historian and Historic Milwaukee volunteer Frank Matusinec.

The Wisconsin Club was originally constructed as Alexander Mitchell’s residence in the 1840s and remodeled and expanded in the 1870s with architect Edward Townsend Mix. Mitchell, originally from Scotland, became wealthiest Wisconsinite of his day through banking, insurance, railroads, and grain trading. In addition to his business achievements, he was also political and was elected to Congress, serving two terms from 1870 to 1875.

$50 Historic Milwaukee Members; $60 Non-Members – please provide the name of your guest after checking out on the online form.

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

Meal Choices
Roast Tom Turkey: Hand carved freshly roasted turkey breast, sage root vegetable dressing, mashed potatoes and natural gravy served with cranberry orange relish.
Home Style Pot Pie: Chicken simmered with root vegetables in savory herbed velouté covered in pastry then baked golden brown.
Wild Mushroom Stroganoff: Assorted hearty mushrooms, pan seared then simmered with onions and garlic in vegetable velouté with a light rosemary accent served in a ring of garlic infused mashed red jacket potatoes.

Holiday Lunch and Learn at the Wisconsin Club