Special Events

Join Historic Milwaukee for an upcoming special event! Proceeds from these events help support Historic Milwaukee’s year round mission to help educate the public about Milwaukee’s history, architecture and neighborhoods.

Lego Event: Build the War Memorial Center


Tuesday, November 13 at 6 pm
Location: Historic Milwaukee, 235 E Michigan St

Join Historic Milwaukee and Workshop architect Sam Kreuser for an evening of design, Legos and local brews. Learn the fundamentals of architecture, build an iconic Milwaukee building with Legos, and enjoy a local crafted beer.

On November 13, you can build the War Memorial Center. Dedicated on Veterans Day 1957 and designated a Milwaukee Landmark in 1974, The War Memorial Center is the stunning architectural achievement of renowned Finnish-American architect Eero Saarinen.

Sam will share the building’s history and walk participants through the process of building a Lego version of the War Memorial Center.

Please note that two people will be in each group to build the model. The event is a hands-on program for adults, capacity is 12 total, RSVP required. Tickets do not include finished Lego model.

Tickets: $15 Members; $20 Non-Members
Lego Event: War Memorial

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