Grohmann Museum, 5:40pm, September 10

Taken shortly before I left work last night. The museum closes at 5:00, so most lights were off, making for the contrast between late afternoon sunlight and dim galleries.

The Grohmann has a really interesting special exhibit right right now, running through December 22, called “Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee.” It’s a collection of machines created in Milwaukee (like a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, for example, and some early typewriters made with the QWERTY keyboard invented by Christopher Sholes in the 1860s) that (like beer 🙂 ) helped to put Milwaukee on the map.

If you are local or happen to pass through the city before the exhibit closes, you might enjoy seeing it.

About Katherine Wikoff

I am a college professor at Milwaukee School of Engineering, where I teach literature, film studies, political science, and communication. I also volunteer with a Milwaukee homeless sanctuary, Repairers of the Breach, as chair of the Communications and Fund Development Committee.
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4 Responses to Grohmann Museum, 5:40pm, September 10

  1. Beautiful!! Also, Channel 6 had a story about that exhibit the other day. Sounds really interesting!

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  2. Rose says:

    Cool pix…..can you change it to a black and white image?
    There was a Sholes Jr High school on the south side back in the day. With all the changing of Milw Public school names I wonder if that one survived the change? All those schools were named for a
    reason and should have remained so for historical reasons.
    The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee and the Engineers Who Created Them by Thomas H. Fehring through the Milwaukee County Historical Society, ties in with the Grohmann Exhibit. I attended a lecture last month given by the author about the book and Grohmann Exhibit. Very interesting book. I’m looking forward to the exhibit.

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    • Wow, lots of cool info here, Rose! It would be interesting to know the stories behind the names of all sorts of public places. And some of the statues around town, too, like who were these people and why is the statue there? When was it erected/installed? That kind of thing.

      I’m also going to look for the book you mentioned. It sounds like the perfect companion piece to the exhibit!


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