Our members, followers, and fans have shown growing interest in the events that we hold here at Chudnow Museum. There is a consistent promotion of our events in our theatre that bring discussion of history such as prohibition times, equal rights movements, and the Milwaukee area during the Great Depression. Touring the museum will elaborate upon the interests in these time periods.
Throughout the Museum there are some maps of the time period that display where the relative location of everything would have been “in those days.” During the Talks, the professors and speakers of Milwaukee’s history take the audience back to what life was like in the early 20th century.
A most interesting presentation regarding equal rights is coming up is presented by Dr. Michael Jacobs, history professor from UW Baraboo/ Sauk County. His discussion on April 18 at 6 pm will be on the rise and fall of the KKK in Milwaukee county in the 1920s. The KKK attempted to gain support and followers with events and rallies including a parade down the street in Milwaukee which caused furious crowds. Dr. Jacobs will take the audience through the journey of exploring this history that took place right here in our neighborhoods 90 years ago.
If these don’t appeal never forget that we often have movie nights scheduled showing the most popular movies of the time including the Shirley Temple movies. Their popularity made movie making the industry it became to be, and these movies still make for a fun family event to plan on!
We will keep everyone updated on new events we schedule! Hope to see everyone around soon.
By Dustin Hochmuth,
Museum Intern, UW-Whitewater Communications Major