Located along the Milwaukee river, the center is a museum and research library housed in the former 1913 Beaux Arts Second Ward Savings Bank. Visitors enter into an elegant atrium surrounded by pillars, a balcony-level and marble accents.
You are welcome to enjoy our exhibitions, check out the old bank vaults, talk with our staff, and view our collections on display.
The Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS) will be showcasing important and varied historical resources, including maps, naturalization records, and image collections. Knowledgable MCHS staff will be available to answer questions. Visitors will also be able to access the collection storage facility in the MCHS’s basement.