Jewish Museum Milwaukee
The Jewish Museum Milwaukee's stated mission is "preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in southeastern Wisconsin and celebrating the continuum of Jewish heritage and culture." To this end, the museum curates up to two original exhibits per year, using the records in the archives that have been collected by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation since the 1980s. Constructed in 1973, the building was designed by Edward Durell Stone, the architect of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Backstory and Context
To explore Jewish history in Wisconsin and/or to research one's Jewish genealogy in Wisconsin, the Jewish Museum Milwaukee is the place to go. Visitors can view the rotating exhibits, explore the oral histories passed down for generations, and discover little-known (or better-known) Jewish contributions to Milwaukee and the surrounding areas.