Florentine Opera in Milwaukee: A History Still Being Written

On January 19, 2017, the Milwaukee County Historical Society is proudly partnering with the Florentine Opera Company, in celebration of our new exhibit, Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music. The Florentine kicks off this exhibit’s series of special events with an evening of song at our 3rd Street Historical Center. Audiences will be transported through time with a performance by the Florentine Opera Studio Artists, featuring vocal selections from the opera’s musically and dramatically rich 83 years in Milwaukee.

No cost to attend but donations are appreciated.

     January 19, 2017

     6 p.m.— Cocktail hour and exhibition viewing

     7 p.m.— Recital

     8:15 p.m. —Meet the Artists Reception

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Opens January 9 and available through April 29

Our 2017 feature exhibition, Melodies and Memories, offers an opportunity to learn about the people, places, institutions, and organizations that have created Milwaukee’s musical landscape. With interactive instrument and listening stations, as well as artifacts, images and stories, all are welcome to immerse themselves in Milwaukee’s music culture.

For more information, call 414.273.8288. Groups and field trips are welcome. A schedule of exhibit-related events will be posted soon.

Music Happy Hour at the Milwaukee County Historical Society

Join us for three happy hour events in celebration of our 2017 major exhibit, Melodies and MCHS Music logo whiteMemories, 200 Years of Milwaukee Music. These free events are a fun time to view the exhibit, mingle with people, and spend time in our beautiful Historical Society building, all why enjoying a beverage from the bar.

Admission is free. Beverages can be purchased at the bar.

  • Thursday, February 16th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with February Partner, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
  • Thursday, March 30th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with March Partner, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
  • Thursday, April 27th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with April Partner, UPAF

    Check back for updates!