Opening February 2016 Fighting Bob LaFollette Whistle Stop Speech
Our mannequin of 1924 Presidential candidate Robert LaFollette will be moved to our Union Depot Exhibit Room. Campaign banners, memorabilia and information from the 1924 election will be displayed as well as a short sound snippet of a speech given that year, the first year to use radio in a presidential election.
The 69 year-old former Governor of Wisconsin, Senator Robert M. LaFollette, ran for US President under the Progressive Party banner. His running mate was Montana Senator Burton Wheeler. The third-party ticket received 17% of the general population and did well in the West and Midwest, winning the state of Wisconsin. Their platform included curbing military spending, ending monopolies, nationalizing several key industries, forming a national retirement pension for the working class and regulating banking practices.
Month of March Exclusive Display
March 12th & 13th Free Green River Floats for St. Patrick's Day
Opening April 2016 Centennial Anniversary of Mayor Daniel Hoan
Elected on April 4, 1916, Daniel Hoan served as mayor of Milwaukee until 1940. Through the difficult years of WWI, the Great Depression and up to the doorstep of WWII, the popular mayor led the city of Milwaukee and shaped her future for decades to follow.
Opening June 2016 Master Lock- A Milwaukee Company Story
Incorporated in Milwaukee in 1921 by Harry Soref.
2016 is the 95th Anniversary of Master Lock.
This collection is graciously on loan from John Lupiezowiec
Saturday, July 23rd 6pm to 9pm Fourth Annual Bootlegger's Bash Fundraiser $25 per person, $15 per member