The Seventh Annual Milwaukee Museum Mile Day celebration will take place on Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 13th from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. On this day, all five locations will offer free admission (with the exception of North Point Lighthouse, which will offer reduced admission).Each museum will offer free docent-led tours and light refreshments – including champagne at several locations. Free activities for children will also be available. A free, continuous shuttle bus will be available for travel between locations.
Participants are welcome to park at museum locations where parking is available or utilize street parking. Due to construction, parking is unavailable at Saint John’s On The Lake this year. Parking is available in the county parking lot in Lake Park at Newberry and Lake Drive, one block North of the North Point Lighthouse, and along Wahl Avenue in front of the lighthouse.
Walking and bicycling to the event are also encouraged.
About the Museums on the Milwaukee Museum Mile
Five small and medium sized arts and culture museums, located on Milwaukee’s historic East Side along the Lake Michigan shoreline, have created the Milwaukee Museum Mile. This joint effort creates a simple and more affordable way for visitors to access and enjoy multiple museum experiences, while promoting the area as a destination to Milwaukee residents and visitors to our city.
The museums are located in close proximity to one another, along N. Prospect Avenue and on N. Wahl and N. Terrace Avenues, creating a comfortable stroll for visitors, who can choose the sites most interesting to them and divide their time as they prefer.
Milwaukee Museum Mile Day admission discounts and exhibits follow each museum below:
· Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N. Prospect Avenue (414-390-5730)
-Stitching Histories From The Holocaust: Stories of Shattered Lives Tragically Stitched to History
· Charles Allis Art Museum
-1801 N. Prospect Avenue (414-278-8295)
-Inspiring Change: The Photography of Chip Duncan and Mohamed Amin
· Museum of Wisconsin Art at Saint John’s On The Lake
-1800 N. Prospect Avenue (414-831-6875)
– Free admission
-High Thread Count: Art Quilts by Pat Kroth
· Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
-2220 N. Terrace Avenue (414-271-3656)
-Free AdmissionFOLD: Artist Accordion Books
· North Point Lighthouse
-2650 N. Wahl Avenue (414-332-6754) –
-Reduced admission: Ages 12+ $5, under 12 and seniors 65+ w/ID free
-Exhibits and artifacts about the history of Milwaukee’s lighthouses, the keepers who kept the lights, Great Lakes maritime history and the ships — and shipwrecks — that sailed Lake Michigan; Climb the tower for spectacular 360° view of Lake Park, Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee
More information about the Milwaukee Museum Mile is available at www.milwaukeemuseummile.org.
Contact:John Sterr, Executive DirectorCharles Allis & Villa Terrace Art Museums414/278-8295 x1 – email@example.com/639-4533 – Cell