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Every City Needs Its History: The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee and Its Use

October 8, 2023 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Margo Anderson, Distinguished Professor Emerita, UW – Milwaukee.

Historians call it “the usable past.” What do we know about our hometown and local environment? Where do all those place names, on buildings, streets, or neighborhoods, come from? How do you find out? The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee is designed to be the first stop to answering such questions for the Milwaukee Metropolitan area, now and in the future. We’ll talk about how we did it and how understanding Milwaukee’s past contributes to understanding Milwaukee’s present and future.  Host: Mark Mueller

In-Person or Online

In-Person: In Max Otto Hall.

Online: Also available on our YouTube channel.

First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee

For over 50 years, the Sunday Forum lecture series has showcased provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education, and more. The Sunday Forum is held at 10:00 a.m. September through May. Speakers give a 45-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. The content of Forum lectures does not necessarily express the viewpoint of First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee, but are meant to offer thoughtful topics which our members often pursue further on their own.


October 8, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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