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Dr. James Cameron Pamphlet Collection

By Sarah Finn on Feb 24, 2022 12:00 AM

The grand re-opening of America's Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) on February 25, 2022, coincides with the birthday anniversary of Dr. James Cameron, who founded ABHM in 1988. Dr. Cameron was the only known survivor of a lynching that took place in 1930 in Marion, Indiana. Learn more about him and his pamphlet collection housed at the Milwaukee Public Library.

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Doors Open to Historic Milwaukee

By Sarah Finn on Sep 15, 2021 12:00 AM

Doors Open offers an opportunity to explore Milwaukee’s architectural history, and the Milwaukee Public Library’s "Remember When" Collection provides another. From 1963 through 1994 library staff collaborated with The Milwaukee Journal by creating a newspaper feature titled “Remember When…” published in the Green Sheet. Take a journey back to read about some of its historical highlights.

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From Warner to MSO, A Palace Fit for Movies and Orchestra

By Dan Lee on Sep 1, 2021 12:00 AM

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has moved into their new home, the former Warner Theatre, which has been renamed the Bradley Symphony Center. Learn about the history of the iconic Warner Theatre as Milwaukee celebrates the grand opening of the Bradley Symphony Center.

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Treasures of the Rare Books Room: Decorative Art Portfolios by E. A. Séguy

By MPL Staff on Jul 19, 2021 12:01 AM

French designer E.A. Séguy was known for the vibrant ornamental patterns he created during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements of the 1920s. Learn more about the artist and three of his portfolios that are housed in Milwaukee Public Library's Rare Books Collection, and find out how to make your own patterns!

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Remember When...

By MPL Staff on Apr 16, 2020 8:13 AM

Remember When... ladies and gents took carriage rides? or when bacon was 29 cents a pound? These memories and many more, are available in the Remember When collection.

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