Milwaukee County Historical Society

The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 and is the place to learn about and celebrate Milwaukee. Extensive museum & research library in a historic Milwaukee bank.

910 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Milwaukee, WI • 53202
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Hours of Operation

Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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MCHS was founded in 1935 as the repository for County records and since that time, has continued to expand our services to the community. More than one million documents and photographs and more than 60,000 artifacts are preserved by MCHS and it is our hope to share these resources with the community.

The MCHS headquarters is located in a historic bank building along the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee at 910 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. This location houses the museum, research library, offices, some collections storage and events and educational programs throughout the year. In addition to this main location, MCHS also operates Kilbourntown House in Shorewood’s Estabrook Park, Lowell Damon House in Wauwatosa and Trimborn Farm and Jeremiah Curtin House in Greendale.

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Onsite Amenities
& Features

  • ADA Compliant
  • Motorcoach/Bus Parking
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Family Friendly


  • Miles to Airport: 10.30
  • Miles to the Convention Center: 0.28
  • Price Range: $
  • Total Number of Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space: 8000
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Banquet Style: 275
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Reception Style: 275
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Conference Style: 200
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Classroom Style: 225
  • Capacity of Largest Room Set Theater Style: 250
  • Facility Classification: Event Venue

Facility Information

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DescriptionLocated along Pere Marquette Park and the Milwaukee River in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, this unique and historic setting is perfect for meetings of all sizes, banquets and receptions. From a small board room available for meetings to the large and elegant atrium with a balcony, marble columns and large windows, this venue is sure to impress.
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The bustling neighborhood of Westown is home to Historic Old World Third Street, the Milwaukee RiverWalk, Fiserv Forum, and the Wisconsin Center District.

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