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Jewish Museum Milwaukee

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Jewish Museum Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wisconsin represents the culture, history and social and business activities of the Jewish community in Milwaukee. The museum features a vibrant collection of photographs, manuscripts, histories and newspaper clippings to share the cultural and social life of the Jewish community in the city. The museum tells the story of the Jewish immigrants who first arrived in the 1800s. The museum is open all through the week expect Saturdays and is closed on Jewish holidays.

Things to Do

  • Visit the museum to learn about the history and culture of the Jewish community in Wisconsin and Milwaukee, the museum has engaging and interactive exhibits.
  • The permanent exhibit shares the history of immigration, belief, the holocaust and more, plus there are changing exhibits every now and then.
  • The current Art of Illumination exhibit displays the work of illuminator Arthur Szyk, his paintings are done in the style of 16th-century miniatures.
  • The upcoming exhibits will feature the Jewish traditional game "Mah Jongg", and an exhibit by a local Jewish artist, 'Still lives by Beth Lipman'.
  • "Stitching history from the holocaust" shares the story of the activist Mildred Fish.
  • Your self-guided tour should last about 1-2 hours.

Jewish Museum Milwaukee Insider Tips

  • Guided tours are offered for groups.
  • Children ages 6 and under pay no admission.

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