Historic Milwaukee continues to grow from the generous donations from our members and donors.

Historic Milwaukee is wrapping up a year of exciting programming and looking ahead to 2024, which will mark our 50th anniversary.

Our walking tours were named the best tour by Milwaukee Magazine, a wonderful tribute to our staff and volunteer guides.

“Our guide for the historic Third Ward was incredible. His knowledge of the buildings, architecture, history, and structure was amazing. He gets an A+.” –Walking Tour attendee

Our largest program, Doors Open Milwaukee, featured more than 132 sites and drew 73,211 site visits in September. Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, local grants and sponsors, Doors Open Milwaukee remains a free and accessible event.

“I love Milwaukee architecture and I loved being able to see buildings that I’ve driven past and either haven’t noticed or didn’t have time to explore.” –Doors Open attendee

Will you consider a donation today?  Here’s what your gift will help us accomplish in the year ahead:

  • Provide much needed operating support to help HMI carry out its mission of promoting Milwaukee’s history and architecture
  • Allow us to continue to offer free virtual programming, such as app tours and book talks.
  • Fund new programming and tours highlighting Milwaukee’s diverse neighborhoods as part of Doors Open Milwaukee 2024. Save the date: September 28-29, 2024.

Support can come from more than donations. You can become a member to receive discounts on tours and merchandise, get early access to special tours and programs and many more special benefits.