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Milwaukee Public Museum Considering Plans For a New Location

MILWAUKEE - Pieces of Milwaukee's history have been on display and stored at the public museum on Wells Street for 60 years.

But in an interview with museum president Dennis Kois, CBS 58 learned that could change.

"The beauty of museum work is you think in really long timelines," Kois said.

Kois tells us contrary to recent reports, the museum isn't going anywhere...yet.

While revenue, membership, and fundraising are up, the downtown building is old. So, museum leaders are comparing the costs of fixing up its current home or building a new one. 

"The issue we have with this museum is we're caring for a million objects that are our shared community legacy and it's really important to the museum and the county we find a path that ensures the museum can take care of those objects and Milwaukee's future."

The facility is owend by the county and Kois tells us officials recognize the challenges the museum is currently facing. He tells us it's too early to tell how much it will cost to move to a new location or where the money will come from.

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