Gabrielle Barriere

Join Our Tour of Central Library

Missed our December tour? Members are invited back for a private tour of specialty rooms, rare books, and all its secrets.

By - Jan 29th, 2019 03:52 pm
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Milwaukee Central Library. Photo by Laura Thompson.

Milwaukee Central Library. Photo by Laura Thompson.

Every day, thousands of people visit the Central Library. Not only is it the administrative headquarters for the Milwaukee Public Library system, but it serves as the resource library for the entire state of Wisconsin. It’s also one of the city’s significant buildings architecturally: it opened in 1898 and was designed by Ferry & Clas. And on February 11th, Urban Milwaukee members are getting another chance at a free private behind-the-scenes tour of over seven different ares of this historic library.

This guided tour will be hosted on February 11th at 5 p.m. For approximately 90 minutes, attendees will get an in-depth look inside of Central’s Rotunda, Old Board Room, Children’s Room, Schoenleber Reading Room, and all of the specialty rooms – as well as the Krug Rare Books Room and the gorgeous Rotunda Dome. If you love local history, this event won’t disappoint.

The tour is free for Urban Milwaukee members, and an RSVP is required as space is limited.

Not a Member, but Still Want to Come?

We’d love to have you join us. Urban Milwaukee is home to the city’s only news-site membership program, and it offers many perks like this one. For just $9/month, or $99/year, you’ll be eligible to claim your spot in this tour, as well as for our many ticket giveaways, deals and other members-only events like our periodic Beer Bashes, along with getting an advertising free website, a faster photo browser, and much more. The full list can be found here.

Along with all of the perks, by becoming a member, you’ll help support Urban Milwaukee’s local journalism and help us grow the publication.

One you’ve become a member, you can claim your ticket to this tour here.

Space is limited, so act fast!

Central Library is located 814 W. Wisconsin Ave. We will begin meeting at 4:45 in the main entry. For more information on Milwaukee County Libraries, including the Downtown Library, visit its website.

This tour is provided by the Executive Director of the MPL Foundation. You can learn about the foundation on its website.

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