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May 2017

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Chris Winters

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Chris Winters – The Story of Wisconsin’s Flagship. The S/V Denis Sullivan. Chris Winters is a lifelong student of Great Lakes maritime history. Currently, the staff photographer at Discovery World Museum he has been for twenty-five years the official unofficial photographer of Wisconsin’s Flagship, the S/V Denis Sullivan. His award-winning book “Centennial: Steaming Through the American Century,” chronicling life aboard the century-old lake steamer St. Marys Challenger, and “The Legend Lives On,” a definitive account of the wreck of the…

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Art in the City: Plein Air MKE 2017

May 11 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Milwaukee Museum Mile, Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States + Google Map
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Over 60 acclaimed artists will paint and compete for over $6,000 in prizes along the Milwaukee Museum Mile on the East Side. We showcased some of the best painters from around the Midwest and exposed new audiences to our museums and to all the East Side has to offer. Attend the Art in the City Soirée for the artwork judging, artist awards, AND purchase beautiful art painted by artists during the event! May 18th, 6-8:30 pm - - - -…

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June 2017

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Dr. Richard Boyd

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Dr. Richard Boyd – Dan Seavey. Great Lakes Pirate. Dr. Richard J. Boyd, Ph.D. in microbiology and oceanography, has 60 years of applied experience in underwater disciplines, including commercial diving and salvage, shipwreck research, nautical archeology, and life support system design. As a founding member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI #13), he has certified hundreds of scuba divers, consulted on several History Channel productions, and published dozens of articles on diving technology and maritime history. Among his…

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July 2017

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Michael Schumacher

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Michael Schumacher – The Edmund Fitzgerald Kenosha’s own Michael Schumacher has compiled an impressive body of work since he published his first book, a revealing biography of the beat poet Allen Ginsberg Dharma Lion in 1991. The prolific local author’s titles include biographies of musicians Eric Clapton and folksinger Phil Ochs, cartoonists Will Eisner and Al Capp, as well as filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. In recent years, he has turned his talents to historical accounts of storms and shipwrecks on…

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August 2017

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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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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