Tour the brand new National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum – the only museum in the world dedicated to bobbleheads. Co-founder Phil Sklar will provide an overview, tour and participate in a Q&A session. Free parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to the entrance. There is also an abundance of non-metered street parking surrounding the building.
~ Light refreshments, wine, and snacks provided ~
Get a sneak peak into America’s Black Holocaust Museum (ABHM) before it reopens to the public later this year. Brad Pruitt, interim executive director, will provide a brief presentation on the museum’s history and mission, followed by a tour and Q&A. ABHM was founded in 1988 by lynching survivor Dr. James Cameron (1914-2006) to share the under-told experiences of African Americans as a critical part of our collective American history. The museum explores how slavery has shaped African American economic, physical, emotional, and cultural health…and continues to impact current race-related issues. The museum’s galleries reveal life in Africa before capture, the trans-Atlantic and domestic slave trade, the resistance of the enslaved, the traumatic and lingering impacts of Reconstruction and Jim Crow, and the movements for civil rights – part and present.
America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s New Home For 30 years, the museum welcomed thousands of visitors and school children each year. The museum closed in 2008, two years after Dr. Cameron’s passing in 2006. But today – thanks to strong community support including a generous donation from the Rotary Club of Milwaukee – ABHM is coming home! The museum is opening in 2019 in a brand new 8,000 sq. ft. home on the ground floor of The Griot, a four-story mixed use building on the corner of Vel R. Phillips Ave. (formerly 4th St.) and North Avenue.
The Dr. James Cameron Legacy Foundation, which manages the museum, has raised nearly $1.5 million for construction and exhibit costs. It is now raising funds to support museum operating, programming, staffing, and related infrastucture costs.
There is street parking available on Vel R. Phillips St. and Garfield Avenue (one block south of North
Ave.) Note: There is no parking on North Avenue between 3-6 pm.
Mix and mingle with Rotarians at from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Tied House, one of Milwaukee’s cool new restaurants in the Third Ward. Delicious appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. Bring your spouse, a friend, a prospective member, or just yourself.
Mix and mingle with Rotarians at our January social from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at The Wicked Hop. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. Bring your spouse, a friend, a prospective member, or just yourself.
Mix and mingle with Rotarians at our holiday social from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at 1451 Renaissance Place. Appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. Bring your spouse, a friend, a prospective member, or just yourself.