Lecture Series

2018 Series Sponsor:

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

About the Speakers

Cal Kothrade – Shipwreck Photography

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 member of the Wisconsin Underwater Archaeological Society. Learn More […]


Bob Buege – The Milwaukee Braves, 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 was County Stadium. Before County Stadium, there was Borchert Field. Built in 1888, (the same year the North Point Lighthouse was erected) through 1952, Borchert Field was Milwaukee’s principal baseball venue. It was much more, though, hosting football (ten Packer games), wrestling, boxing, rodeos, and a National Balloon Race. Accompanied by an array of historic photos, Bob will be talking about some of the incredible people, some famous, some not, who performed in Borchert Field.



Gavin Schmitt – The Milwaukee Mafia



Amanda Seligman – Encyclopedia of Milwaukee



Thomas Fehring – The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee



Brenda Magee – The Milwaukee Mile, Brewing in Milwaukee



Antonio Doxtator – American Indians in Milwaukee



Tom Bamberger – Artisitic and Architectural Milwaukee



Kevin Abing – A Crowded Hour, MKE & Great War 1917



Darlene Winter & Elizabeth Frank – The Milwaukee County Zoo



Paul Geenen – Milwaukee’s Bronzeville