Experience Yesterday Life... Today!
If you have given support for past Founder’s Day events, we thank you for your past support! We have bigger plans for this year’s event and hope that we can count on you to be a part of it. We ask that you consider making a pledge this year. We need your help to celebrate Founder’s Day 2020.
The Chudnow Museum provides a rewarding and educational experience that truly offers something for everyone. Visitors from all 50 states and 60 countries are greeted enthusiastically by the Museum staff that share stories, discuss the demands of daily life, and showcase innovations made by and for people who lived in Milwaukee almost 100 years ago.
We are planning a day filled with baseball concessions including craft beer/soda, hot dogs and cracker jack. A vintage baseball display and souvenir replicas for sale. Win prizes with baseball related activities like ball toss games and trivia contests. Two speakers on Milwaukee baseball history. Mary Shea with SABR will focus on the Milwaukee Chicks story and Patrick Steele from Concordia University on the Milwaukee Braves history. Game footage from Borchert Field and County Stadium will be shown plus so much more!
Backing our mission with an investment like this aids our work educating area students and offering tours to visitors continues. It ensures the success stories of people, products, and companies are showcased and celebrated for generations to come in our museum. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Thank you.
History of Milwaukee Baseball
1836- Baseball first played in Milwaukee
1865- Cream City Club baseball team founded
1878- Milwaukee joins the National Baseball League, a
1888- Athletic Park (Borchert Field) opens
1901- American League formed in Milwaukee
1905- Minor League Brewers join American Association playing
at Athletic Park
1923- Negro National League Bears operate
1944- Milwaukee Chicks win World Series
1953- Braves play first season in Milwaukee
1953- Milwaukee County Stadium opens
1957- Milwaukee Braves win World Series
1970- MLB Brewers first season in Milwaukee
1975- County Stadium hosts All-Star Game
1997- Brewers moved to National League
1999- Miller Park opens
2002- All-Star Game held at Miller Park
"It is my hope that preserving these objects will serve as a lasting reminder of the fascinating lives led by the people who established our community" - Avrum Chudnow