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MPM Streets of Old Milwaukee will come alive this weekend

The Streets of Old Milwaukee at Milwaukee Public Museum will come alive on Friday and Saturday May 5 and 6. Guests will be even further immersed into Milwaukee at the turn-of-the-century as they talk with curators and costumed interpreters.

Interpreters in period clothing will be in the Streets of Old Milwaukee to tell stories and answer questions about Milwaukee’s past. Visitors will have the opportunity to chat with local residents who roamed the streets in 1910 including a clerk from Chapman’s department store, a maid from the Pfister Hotel, a factory worker, a pharmacist and many more.

On Friday, MPM curators will also be on the first floor tell you how the First World War affected Milwaukee and show you some of the items that were issued to U.S. Troops during this international conflict.

On Saturday, there will be a performance of historical jazz numbers by the Curt Hanrahan Jazz Band. Visitors will hear about how jazz developed from more than just a musical genre into a style and American art form.   

The events will be held on Friday from 10:00 Am to 2:00 PM. On Saturday events will be held from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The cost of the special events is free with museum admission.

More info can be found here.

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