235 E. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (414) 277–7795
Fax: (414) 277–0645
Doors Open 2021 will take place September 25 and 26, offering in person tours. Click here to view all participating sites! Virtual events and online tours will be available to view Sept 25-Oct 3.
Milwaukee’s Irish can claim a long and distinguished heritage throughout the city’s history. The fact that Irish immigrants could speak English gave them an advantage and enabled them to become community leaders and gain economic independence. Irishman Thomas Gilbert was village president in 1844, two years before Milwaukee became incorporated. In 1839, Fr. Patrick Kelly built Milwaukee’s first Catholic Church, St. Peter’s. This book captures the story of Milwaukee’s Irish community in photographs, covering everything from the early wave of immigration to today’s annual Irish Fest
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