The 39th annual Spaces & Traces neighborhood tour invites the public to tour 20+ residential and commercial properties in Harambee and Riverwest on May 9, 9 am to 5 pm.
Harambee and Riverwest are adjoining neighborhoods just north of downtown. Harambee – the Swahili word for “pulling together” – has a rich history of African American heritage and is home to important cultural and art institutions as well as some of Milwaukee’s oldest and architecturally significant homes. Harambee and Riverwest share a similar European immigrant settlement history and therefore similar historic housing styles.
Additional tour information and ticket sales will be available in March.
Event Guide Advertising
Spaces & Traces typically attracts more than 800 people during the event which lasts from 9 am to 5 pm on May 9.
There's several ways for local businesses to get involved:
- Consider taking out an ad in our program guide. This is great opportunity to advertise your business to a market of people who enjoy exploring and supporting local businesses.
- Offer a discount to tour takers on the day of the event. Businesses who provide a discount or deal to tour goers will be listed in the program guide at no fee.
Historic Milwaukee is seeking 230+ volunteers to help lead tours of properties in Harambee and Riverwest on May 9. We will begin recruiting volunteers in March for this program.