Streets of Old Milwaukee, European Village decked out for the holidays at the Milwaukee Public Museum

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM) has transformed its Streets of Old Milwaukee and European Village exhibits into a holiday wonderland. 

MPM says the Streets of Old Milwaukee will feature Victorian-era garland, wreaths, bells and ribbons outside of businesses, with historic greeting cards and holiday-themed posters inside. Guests are invited to peek through the original doors of the Pfister Hotel to catch a glimpse of what the decked-out lobby would have looked like back then.

In the European Village, MPM says visitors can learn how different cultures celebrated Christmas in the early 1900s -- "from Norwegian families who decorated their trees with ornaments made of straw, to the Germans who decorated with blown glass." QR codes will be available to scan at various houses, linking to videos that explain the significance behind these decorations and customs. 

The holiday-themed exhibits are included in general admission or free for MPM members.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the exhibits now through Jan. 23.

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