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Museums in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Museums in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee is located on Lake Michigan’s western shore is the third-most densely populated metropolitan area in the Midwest, after Chicago and Detroit. The first Europeans to pass through the area were French Catholic Jesuit missionaries, who were ministering to Native Americans, and fur traders.

In 1818, the French Canadian explorer first settled in the area, and in 1846, the town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the city of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German immigrants arrived during the late 1840s, with eastern European immigrants arriving in the following decades.

The Milwaukee Art Museum is perhaps Milwaukee’s most prominent cultural attraction amongst Milwaukee’s many other museum attractions. The Grohmann Museum, at Milwaukee School of Engineering, contains the world’s most comprehensive art collection dedicated to the evolution of human work. The Haggerty Museum of Art, on the Marquette University campus, houses several classical masterpieces. The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum has a terraced garden, an assortment of Renaissance art, and rotating exhibits.
Charles Allis Art Museum, in the Tudor-style mansion, hosts changing exhibits every year.

Museums in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee Art Museum
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
  • Haggerty Museum of Art
  • Wisconsin Black Historical Society/Museum
  • Jewish Museum Milwaukee
  • Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear
  • Grohmann Museum
  • Harley-Davidson Museum
  • Discovery World
  • The Pabst Mansion
  • National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum
  • North Point Lighthouse
  • Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
  • Mitchell Gallery of Flight

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • City:                               Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Country:                       United States
  • State:                             Wisconsin
  • Incorporated:              1846
  • Population:                  1.6 million – Metro

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