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August 2017

National Lighthouse Day

August 7

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Meg Jones

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Meg Jones – World War II Milwaukee Meg Jones is a Milwaukee author, journalist and combat correspondent. She has been a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 24 years and traveled to Iraq four times as well as to Afghanistan four times as an embedded reporter with Wisconsin troops between 2003 and 2014. She’s the author of “World War II Milwaukee” published in 2015 by The History Press. Long before Japanese bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, Milwaukee was the…

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September 2017

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Brian Fette

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Brian Fette – Herman Buemming, Architect New York Talent, Milwaukee Showcase Herman Buemming was a Milwaukee native, educated at New York’s Columbia University, who worked for two leading New York architects. He was trained by the founder of the first architectural studies program in the United States. He studied architecture during the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 and was employed by no less than three members of its Board of Architects. He refined his interior design skills by designing homes…

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Milwaukee On Tap with John Gurda

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Join the North Point Lighthouse as John Gurda looks back at the beverage that made Milwaukee famous: 🍺 BEER 🍺 Good water, abundant ice, and a substantial German population made Milwaukee a logical center of the brewing trade. Within a generation of its founding, the city housed some of the largest brewers in America. Although beer was its most important product for only one year—1890—the “amber nectar” shaped Milwaukee’s character and cemented its image in the national consciousness. Admission:…

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October 2017

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Matthew Prigge

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Matthew Prigge – Milwaukee Mayhem Matthew J. Prigge is a freelance author and historian from Milwaukee. He is the author of four books, including the forthcoming Damn The Old Tinderbox: The Gilded Age Fire that Shocked America. He writes two weekly blogs for expressmilwaukee.com and hosts the weekly radio segment What Made Milwaukee Famous on WMSE radio 91.7. Prigge is currently working on his fifth book and engaging in a series of cozy events to promote Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in…

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November 2017

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Carl Baehr

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Carl Baehr – Milwaukee Street names and their origins. Carl Baehr, a Milwaukee native, is the author of Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind their Names, and writes the City Streets column for Urban Milwaukee. He has written articles on other local history topics and has done extensive research for his upcoming book, Dreams and Disasters: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee. Baehr, a professional genealogist and historical researcher with an MLIS from UWM's School of Information Science, gives talks…

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December 2017

Santa at the Lighthouse

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Santa at the Lighthouse

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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