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September 2017

Private Event – Women Who Kept The Lights: Talk by John Enright

September 15, 2017
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Milwaukee On Tap with John Gurda

September 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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On September 21, 2017, Milwaukee’s foremost historian and author John Gurda gave a fun and informative talk on the beverage that made our city famous: 🍺 BEER 🍺 Lakefront Brewery’s fall beer was served from a German Stichfass keg.     Missed the lecture? We have a few collectable pint glasses available for purchase at the lighthouse gift shop.     The History of Milwaukee Beer: Good water, abundant ice, and a substantial German population made Milwaukee a logical center…

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October 2017

Lectures at the Lighthouse with Matthew Prigge

October 11, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse with Cal Kothrade

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Cal Kothrade – What Lies Beneath. Photographing Shipwrecks. Find out what it takes to dive down 175 feet into icy cold waters, and bring back award-winning shots of historic shipwrecks. Cal, an internationally renowned underwater photographer, specializing in the deep, dark and cold wrecks of North America's Great Lakes will discuss the dive equipment, training, camera gear, and skill sets required to image these eerily beautiful wrecks. He is a board trustee of the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society and a…

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February 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse with Bob Buege

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Bob Buege – Borchert Field Milwaukee native Bob Buege was born under the present location of North America’s largest four-faced clock. He is retired from a 40-year career as a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of five books, including The Milwaukee Braves: A Baseball Eulogy (1988), Eddie Mathews and the National Pastime (1994), and most recently Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark (2017). Before there was Miller Park, there…

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March 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse: Milwaukee Mafia with Gavin Schmitt

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Gavin Schmitt – Milwaukee Mafia Milwaukee's Sicilian underworld is something few people speak about in polite company, and even fewer people speak about with any authority. Everyone in Milwaukee has a friend of a friend who knows something, but they only have one piece of a giant puzzle. The secret society known as the Milwaukee Mafia has done an excellent job of keeping its murders, members and mishaps out of books. Until now. From the time Vito Guardalabene arrived from…

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April 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse – Encyclopedia of Milwaukee

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Amanda Seligman – Encyclopedia of Milwaukee Join us as Amanda Seligman, professor of History and Urban Studies and chair of the history department at UW-Milwaukee, discusses the "Encyclopedia of Milwaukee", an ambitious project that aims to record and catalogue the history and neighborhoods of the city and surrounding counties. Sponsored by the History Department in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Encyclopedia of Milwaukee (EMKE) aims to provide comprehensive coverage of the history of…

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May 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse – The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Thomas Fehring – The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee by Thomas Fehring tells the story of innovation and enterprise creation in Milwaukee during the Century of Progress—the hundred years following the US Civil War. It was a remarkable era—Milwaukee was one of the principal centers of industrial innovation in the United States and became known as “the Machine Shop of the World.” In telling the story of Milwaukee’s industrial history, the book summarizes individual stories of…

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June 2018

Lectures At The Lighthouse – The Milwaukee Mile

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Avenue
Milwaukee, 53211 United States
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Brenda Magee – The Milwaukee Mile Speed has always been the Milwaukee Mile's hallmark, and the one-mile oval track has given race fans and drivers thrills, chills, and memories for 130 years. The Milwaukee Mile has hosted auto-racing events every year since 1903, making it the oldest continuously operating auto racing facility in the world. “The Mile,” once a proving ground for the latest in mechanical engineering, has seen it all: from harness racing to endurance races, NASCAR, midgets, sprints,…

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