10th annual Doors Open Milwaukee will be virtual

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The 10th annual Doors Open Milwaukee will be virtual in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Historic Milwaukee made the announcement Tuesday, Sept. 8. Doors Open is a public celebration of the city's architecture and neighborhoods. It allows people to explore buildings and neighborhoods usually not open to the public. 

Virtual Doors Open will take place from Sept. 26 through Oct. 11, and will feature the following ways to explore Milwaukee: 

Online Building Tours: Over 50 Milwaukee buildings that typically open for in-person tours during this event will showcase their sites through photos, videos, and 360 virtual reality tours. Visitors will also be invited on virtual tours of Fund for Lake Michigan Water Passport sites and explore the relationship between Milwaukee’s water and the city’s industrial, commercial, civic, and residential development.

Self-Guided Neighborhood Activities: A neighborhood activity booklet designed by artist Erick “CK” Ledesma, will feature interactive activities for the whole family and highlight 16 Milwaukee neighborhoods with recommendations of places to visit there. 

Other programming:

  • Virtual tour and live Q&A for Historic Milwaukee members with actor and storyteller John McGivern on September 31.
  • Art activity with Artists Working in Education featuring the Silver City Neighborhood
  • In-depth virtual neighborhood tours of Clarke Square, Lindsay Heights, and Thurston Woods
  • Live program with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service featuring eight neighborhood stories on October 1
  • Musical performances with Access Contemporary Music featuring Milwaukee City Hall and Wisconsin Black Historical Society

For more information on this year's virtual event, CLICK HERE.

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