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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.

Spaces & Traces 2021

Virtual Neighborhood Tour featuring Harambee & Riverwest

May 6 - 16, 2021

Virtual Tour Tickets
Members: $10
Non-Members: $20

Virtual Tour Tickets + Live Virtual Presentations 
Members: $15
Non-Members: $25

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.

Access Tour Content

Once you purchase a ticket, you can view tour content anytime from May 6 - 16, here's how: 

  • Click here to log on to My Account
  • If you have previously used Historic Milwaukee’s website for shopping/renewing your membership, you will use your existing log on information to access the tour content.
  • If this is your first time using the website, an account was created when you purchased your tickets. You should have received an email with a password.

Questions or difficulty logging on?

Contact [email protected] or call Historic Milwaukee M-F, 9-5, Sat 11-3.

Virtual Tour Ticket Includes: 

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. These tours will be available any time from May 6 - 16.

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.

Live Virtual Presentations - Presentations will be held on Zoom Webinar 

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

Spaces & Traces Survey

Let us know what you enjoyed and how we can make this event even better!

Thanks to Our Supporters

Thanks to these businesses for taking an ad out in our tour booklet!

Spaces & Traces is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

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