Virtual Neighborhood Tour featuring Harambee & Riverwest
May 6 - 16, 2021
Virtual Tour Tickets
Virtual Tour Tickets + Live Virtual Presentations
Live Virtual Program Tickets available a la carte: $5 for members and $10 for members if you do not purchase tickets to the tour. View and book programs here.
Tour Properties: The tour will feature photo galleries and historic content showcasing 20 properties including residential homes and several non-residential properties. There will also be a PDF booklet available to view historic information.
Neighborhood Histories: The tour will also include written histories about Harambee and Riverwest, written by historian John Gurda.
Self Guided Beerline Tour: Take a virtual or in-person/self guided walk along the Beerline Trail, a historic railway corridor that has been converted to a pedestrian trail connecting Harambee and Riverwest. The trail features rich history and art installations. The tour was developed by artist Annushka Peck. The tour will also be available as a mobile app beginning May 6, through the Historic Milwaukee app on your Apple or Android device.
Thursday, May 6 at 6 pm: The Parlor: Restoring and Reinventing a Riverwest Funeral Home
Learn about renovation efforts of a former Riverwest funeral home into a single family residence with home owner and architect Keith Stachowiak
Monday, May 10 at 6 pm: History of Harambee and Riverwest
Historian John Gurda will talk about the history of Harambee and Riverwest.
Thursday, May 13 at 6 pm: Conversations on Gentrification with Reggie Jackson and Zeidler Group
Historic Milwaukee is partnering with the Zeidler Group to host small group discussions tackling the issues of gentrification and the effects on Milwaukee's communities. The program will kick off with a lecture with Reggie Jackson, Co-Founder of Nurturing Diversity Partners.
Friday, May 14 at 12 pm: Historic King Drive with Deshea Agee, Executive Director, Historic King Drive BID