"Viewaukee" to take a look at Milwaukee's architectural past

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --A new tourism attraction unveiled Friday, Aug. 7 will allow visitors to take a look at Milwaukee's architectural past.

The Milwaukee County Historical Society just launched a project called, "Viewaukee."

10 viewers with binoculars are being placed around the city like at the Milwaukee County War Memorial looking at the Art Museum. These aren't ordinary viewers, because when you look in them they show you what that area looked like in the past.

They plan to install more in the future.

The historical society is partnering with CG Schmidt on the project that includes additional educational resources and curriculum on their website.

Project leaders say this project continues their mission in Milwaukee. 

“At the historical society, for more than 80 years, we’ve preserved and shared Milwaukee’s history and are always looking for new ways to carry out this mission and reach new people,” Mame McCully of the Milwaukee County Historical Society said. 

If you want to find out where and when the viewers will be put up, click here

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