Jewish Museum Milwaukee

Explore stories of immigration, survival & community through exhibits.

1360 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sat. Closed; Sun. 12-4 p.m.

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The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture. The history of American Jews is rooted in thousands of years of searching for freedom and equality. We are committed to sharing this story and the life lessons it brings. JMM builds bridges to others with difficult histories and explores relevant contemporary topics through the lens of history and art.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee explores the breadth of Jewish life and culture, both within the state of Wisconsin and beyond. Major sections in the permanent exhibit include immigration, belief and community, earning a living, intolerance and the Holocaust, Israel, and Tikkun Olam or "repairing the world." 3 special exhibits and over 40 programs per year allow in-depth exploration of important and contemporary issues.

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Things You'll Find:

  1. Jewish Museum Milwaukee grew out of the Milwaukee Jewish Archives, which in turn grew out of the “Roots Committee” of the Women’s Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, and began collecting artifacts in 1986.
  2. Jewish Museum Milwaukee is the only Jewish Museum in Wisconsin.
  3. Jewish Museum Milwaukee has 1,000 archived collections.
  4. Jewish Museum Milwaukee opened its doors on April 28, 2008.
  5. Jewish Museum Milwaukee has 3 to 4 special exhibits and over 40 programs each year.
  6. Jewish Museum Milwaukee builds empathy by telling the Jewish story and connecting history with contemporary events.
  7. Jewish Museum Milwaukee has over 15,000 photographs in the Archives.
  8. Stitching History From the Holocaust won the 2015 Governor's Archives Award for Archival Innovation and the History in Progress Award from the American Association of State and Local History.
  9. Jewish Museum Milwaukee has collected 550 oral histories from important community members including Sheldon Lubar, Steve Marcus, Esther Leah Ritz, Marty Stein, Elmer Winter.

Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • Group Seating
  • ADA Compliant
  • WiFi Available
  • Motorcoach/Bus Parking
  • Banquet Facilities
  • WiFi Available (Complimentary)
  • On-Site Parking
  • Free On-Site Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms


  • Miles to Airport: 10.00
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 2.00
  • Price Range: $
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space: 1400
  • Sq. Ft. of Largest Meeting Room: 1400
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 86
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 150
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Conference Style: 200
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Classroom Style: 120
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Theater Style: 150
  • Facility Classification: Event Venue

Facility Information

Property Value
DescriptionOur beautiful Museum provides an elegant gathering space and includes floor-to-ceiling windows, easy access to the permanent and special exhibitions, and guided tours of the permanent and special exhibits upon request.

Rooms Available

Room Name Total Sq. Ft.ReceptionTheaterBanquetClassroom
Green Board Room 10002001608636


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