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A Taste of Home fundraiser will preserve historic landmark Irish Cultural and Heritage Center in Milwaukee

Here's a way to preserve an historic landmark in Milwaukee in a spirited way.

The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center is hosting a "Taste of Home" fundraiser Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The building is the former Grand Avenue Congregational Church located at 2133 West Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.

It has hosted the likes of Helen Keller and Martin Luther King.

When the church fell into foreclosure, a group of Irish and Irish Americans living in Wisconsin committed to restoring it.

100% of the proceeds from Taste of Home will go to those efforts.

$50 for one ticket or $80 for two tickets.

The price includes whiskey tastings from Hyde, Tullamore Dew and Jameson as well as other beverages.

Food will be provided by County Clare and among the featured entertainment with be a performance by the Trinity Irish Dance Company.

Co Chair for the event Bridget McGowan is a Trinity alum. She's organizing this year's event with her fiancee  Jon Casey Donahue and was a special guest Tuesday on the CBS 58 News at 4.

"This event is very important to us," says McGowan. "I grew up Irish dancing so I'm very excited to continue to give back to the Irish community and Milwaukee."

There will also be silent auction and raffle items.

Folks are encouraged to explore every inch of this historic structure.

"People will be able to walk around the different floors," McGowan tells CBS 58 News. "Giving people a sense of Irish roots but also appreciate this historic structure and what this building is all about."

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