Activities and Events Calendar

Sep
24
Mon
Full Moon Tour At The Light
Sep 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Full Moon Tour At The Light @ North Point Lighthouse

Save the date to view this magnificent full moon from a 74-ft tall lighthouse tower. No reservations needed! Stop by any time after 7:30PM for a magnificent 360º view of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee and the full moon. You can also explore our museum at night or enjoy a docent-led tour of our exhibits!

Members: FREE
$8 Adults
$5 Adults 65+ with ID
$5 Students with ID
$5 Children ages 5-11
Free Children age 4 and under

Climb the 74-foot lighthouse tower for a magnificent 360º view of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan at night:

Sep
29
Sat
Private Group Tour
Sep 29 all-day
Private Group Tour

If you are interested in booking a tour at North Point Lighthouse, please click here for details.

Oct
5
Fri
Private Event
Oct 5 all-day
Private Event

If you are interested in booking North Point Lighthouse and/or its grounds, please click here for details.

Oct
10
Wed
The Milwaukee County Zoo with Darlene Winter, Elizabeth Frank & Mary Kazmierczak
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Milwaukee County Zoo with Darlene Winter, Elizabeth Frank & Mary Kazmierczak @ North Point Lighthouse

Every zoo has a celebrity resident that captures the imaginations and hearts of the people who are fortunate to see him or her. One such celebrity was Samson the gorilla who lived at the Milwaukee County Zoo until his death in 1981. He was believed to be the largest gorilla in captivity and was known worldwide. Darlene Winter will discuss how this magnificent gorilla inspired her to write the first book about Sampson, I Remember Sampson, in collaboration with Samson’s longtime keeper and friend, Sam LaMalfa.

Winter is also co-author of the book The Milwaukee Zoo, with Elizabeth Frank and Mary Kazmierczak, about the history of the zoo from its inception at West Park in 1892 to become one of the finest zoos in the country. Frank will talk about how the zoo grew from humble beginnings to its significant role in national and international conservation programs. Throughout its history, the zoo has been recognized for innovative exhibit design and has flourished through the cooperation of Milwaukee County and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee, a public-private relationship that has existed successfully since 1910.

Kazmierczak, librarian and information specialist for the Milwaukee County Zoo and Zoological Society of Milwaukee, will cap off the lecture with her personal insight into the zoo’s library and the historical memorabilia it holds.

About the Presenters

Darlene Winter is a graduate of Alverno College with a degree in Professional Communications. She has been a Zoo Pride docent at the Milwaukee County Zoo for 14 years. In addition to co-authoring the zoo’s history book, The Milwaukee Zoo, with Elizabeth Frank and Mary Kazmierczak, she has also written I Remember Samson.

Elizabeth Frank graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Animal Science. She has 33 years of experience working in and with zoos, 20 of which she served as Curator of Large Mammals at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Frank has been a Zoo Pride volunteer since her retirement and developed the zoo’s award-winning library and archives.

Mary Kazmierczak has a BA and MA in political science from Marquette University and a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the librarian and information specialist for the Milwaukee County Zoo and Zoological Society of Milwaukee, and is responsible for preserving the history of the zoo. Kazmierczak has been a Zoo Pride volunteer since 1998.

At the Door Admission: $10 | Seniors/Students with IDs: $5 | Members: FREE

2018 Series Sponsor:

Landmark Credit Union is Wisconsin’s largest credit union and serves over 300,000 members at over 30 branch locations. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Landmark returns profits to its members in the form of better rates and lower fees on a full range of straightforward financial options. By choosing Landmark, members save money, so they have more for the things that really matter.

Oct
24
Wed
Full Moon Tour At The Light
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Full Moon Tour At The Light @ North Point Lighthouse

Save the date to view this magnificent full moon from a 74-ft tall lighthouse tower. No reservations needed! Stop by any time after 7:30PM for a magnificent 360º view of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee and the full moon. You can also explore our museum at night or enjoy a free, docent-led tour of our exhibits!

Members: FREE
$8 Adults
$5 Adults 65+ with ID
$5 Students with ID
$5 Children ages 5-11
Free Children age 4 and under

Climb the 74-foot lighthouse tower for a magnificent 360º view of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan at night:

Oct
26
Fri
Private Group Tour
Oct 26 all-day
Private Group Tour

If you are interested in booking a tour at North Point Lighthouse, please click here for details.

Nov
14
Wed
Milwaukee’s Bronzeville with Paul Geenen
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Milwaukee’s Bronzeville with Paul Geenen @ North Point Lighthouse

With the migration of African American sharecroppers to northern cities in the first half of the 20th Century, the African American population of Milwaukee grew from fewer than 1,000 in 1900 to nearly 22,000 in 1950. Most settled around a 12-block area along Walnut Street that came to be the known as Milwaukee’s Bronzeville, a thriving residential, business, and entertainment community.

Barbershops, restaurants, drugstores, and funeral homes were started with little money saved from overtime pay at factory jobs or extra-domestic work taken on by the women. Exotic nightclubs, taverns, and restaurants attracted a racially mixed clientele, and daytime social clubs sponsored “matinees” that were dress-up events featuring local bands catering to neighborhood residents.

Bronzeville is remembered by African American elders as a good place to grow up—times were hard, but the community was tight.

About Paul Geenen

Paul Geenen is an entrepreneur, a community activist, an author and a grandfather of eight. He is the author of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville: 1900 – 1950, Schusters and Gimbels: Milwaukee’s Beloved Department Stores, Sherman Park: A Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee and Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee: South Side Struggles in the ‘60s and ‘70s. He volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and with OFA (Organizing For Action), an organization that works on progressive causes.

At the Door Admission: $10 | Seniors/Students with IDs: $5 | Members: FREE

2018 Series Sponsor:

Landmark Credit Union is Wisconsin’s largest credit union and serves over 300,000 members at over 30 branch locations. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Landmark returns profits to its members in the form of better rates and lower fees on a full range of straightforward financial options. By choosing Landmark, members save money, so they have more for the things that really matter.

Nov
16
Fri
Gardeners Thank You Breakfast
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
9
Sun
Sundays with Santa
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Dec
16
Sun
Sundays with Santa
Dec 16 @ 4:55 pm – 5:55 pm