Milwaukee Public Museum to upgrade "Streets of Old Milwaukee"
The Streets of Old Milwaukee are getting an upgrade. The popular exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum will be re-imagined and renovated according to a release from the Museum. The exhibit will be closed temporarily starting on Monday, August 3rd and is scheduled to re-open in December.
The Streets of Old Milwaukee first opened as an exhibit in 1965. It features a series of small rooms and life-size dioramas decorated to look like traditional homes of Milwaukee’s various ethnic communities in the 19th century. A small 19th century-style candy shop still operates in the exhibit. The exhibit was last upgraded in the early 2000’s.
Changes to the exhibit will include a new entrance featuring a street car and new store fronts. There will also be new hands-on features a penny farthing high wheeler.
The Milwaukee Public Museum has been open to the public since 1884.