Upcoming Events

These special events are fundraisers to support Historic Milwaukee’s mission to raise awareness of Milwaukee’s history and architecture.

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Poolside Brunch in Brookfield

Sanger House Garden Party

Tuesday, July 31 at 6 pm

Tickets: Members – $30, Non-members – $40

Enjoy an evening in Brewers Hill including self-guided tours of 2/3 acre gardens and guided tours of the first floor of mansion, carriage house, addition and lath house. The event will include beverages and hors d’oeuvres. 

This 1872 Italianate mansion in Brewers Hill is surrounded by gardens designed and built by owners Steve Bialk and Angela Duckert over the past 25 years. The extensive gardens have over 400 different plant varieties, including, trees, shrubs, conifers, perennials, annuals, tropicals & grasses. Sanger House Gardens have been featured on the gardening show Great Lakes Gardener, in Fine Gardening magazine, Milwaukee Journal paper and many other gardening sources.

Poolside Brunch in Brookfield

Newberry Garden Party

Sunday, August 5 at 11 am

Tickets: Members – $50, Non-members – $60

Join us for brunch and a tour of an iconic home on Newberry Boulevard. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and mimosas in the beautiful garden and tour of the home with the homeowners.

This outstanding example of Prairie Style architecture was designed by Russell Barr Williamson, an associate of Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1921. Built for physician Thomas Robinson Bours, the two-story brick house features Prairie Style elements including a low-pitched hipped roof, widely overhanging eaves, and abstract art-glass ribbon windows throughout the house. Other unique features include cast-concrete tile cladding, one-story sunroom, and an original Prairie Style iron fenced in backyard.

Perennial gardens dominate the landscape of this Prairie Style home on Newberry Boulevard, even between the sidewalk and the curb. From early spring through fall the gardens’ stages go through early grape hyacinth, crocus, jonquils, tulips and anemones, through the iris, poppies, peonies, to the tiger lilies, phlox, gaillardia, with ever blooming roses and late ruby red dahlias. Various ground covers of sedum and spurge are ever-present as are two of homeowner Pam’s favorite weeds: silver dollar plant and Chinese lanterns. The Bartlett pear tree is harvested for Halloween treats. People often route their walks by this corner because as they say, “It brightens my day.”

Poolside Brunch in Brookfield