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August 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse – Fatal Attraction: Public Art and Milwaukee

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Tom Bamberger – Fatal Attraction: Public Art and Milwaukee Artist, photographer and writer Tom Bamberger will present a brief history of the national public art movement, starting with Richard Serra’s controversial public sculpture, Tilted Arc, installed in New York City from 1981 to 1989, and review the history of public art in Milwaukee. He will also reflect about what landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Milwaukee’s Lake Park, might think of the park today. About Tom Bamberger Tom Bamberger…

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September 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse – A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee during the Great War, 1917-1918

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Kevin Abing – A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee during the Great War, 1917-1918 Simmering ethnic tensions, skyrocketing inflation, the meaning of American citizenship and the impact of a growing government bureaucracy affected every aspect of the lives of Milwaukeeans during the Great War. In his talk based on his award-winning book, A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee During the Great War, 1917-1918, Kevin Abing examines the social, political and economic challenges that scarred and dramatically changed the city during and after World War…

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October 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse – The Milwaukee County Zoo

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Darlene Winter & Elizabeth Frank – The Milwaukee County Zoo 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,…

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November 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse – Milwaukee’s Bronzeville

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Paul Geenen – Milwaukee’s Bronzeville 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 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…

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