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Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum exhibit in Milwaukee

 

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WELCOME TO MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN
After substantial public and private investment, the city has reshaped its identity beyond its proud heritage as the home of Miller Beer. Words like beautiful, progressive, genuine and diverse come to mind ... More

BLACK GENESIS
In 1835, a cook named Joe Oliver became one of Milwaukee’s first 39 citizens and voted in its first election. He may have been the first person of African descent to vote in the entire territory ... More

CULTURAL SITES
Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum, City Ballet Theatre, Ko-Thi Dance Company and the Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company keep the cultural scene ... More

RESTAURANTS and NIGHTCLUBS
There's sports bars, upscale dancing clubs, and a number of restaurants featuring Soul Food, barbecue, steaks, brats, seafood and West African cuisine ... More

SHOPS and GALLERIES
David Barnett Gallery, Jua Kali Afrikan Imports, Voluptuous Secrets, and couple bookstores await your shopping expertise ... More

SPAS
Nefertari Beauty Spa, a full-service spa, can pamper your skin and hair needs after or before a long day of business. Why not treat yourself to any spa service or a package ... More

PLACES OF WORSHIP
St. Mark AME Church is the first Black church in Milwaukee. It was established by Ezekial Gillespie in 1869. Today the 1600-member congregation supports a library, credit union, dining hall, and a beautiful organ ... More


HISTORIC SITES
Given Wisconsin's proximity to Canada, one should not be surprised that many underground railroad stations lie in close proximity to Wisconsin's largest city, Milwaukee ... More

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS
Brinn Children's Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee County Zoo, Harley-Davidson Tour Center, Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, Bradley Center, U.S. Cellular Arena and Miller Park are family magnets ... More

GENERAL ATTRACTIONS
Brise Soleil sculpture atop Quadracci Pavilion is Milwaukee’s defining icon of the 21st century and one of the nation's most remarkable icons. There's also Historic Third Ward, Potawatomi Bingo Casino ... More

ART and HISTORY MUSEUMS
Milwaukee Art Museum is arguably one of the finest regional art museums in the country, with an excellent permanent collection and touring collections ... More

PERFORMING ART VENUES
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Pabst Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Riverside Theatre, Milwaukee Theatre, and The Fireside Dinner Theatre ... More

TRIVIA and FAMOUS RESIDENTS
The Potawatomi Indians had a special name for the land: Millioki, which means “gathering place by the waters.” They also named the waters of Lake Mie-sit-gan (Michigan) ... More


RESEARCH CREDITS:
Sheila Umolu
Thomas Dorsey
Lysa Allman-Baldwin

 

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