John Gurda is a Milwaukee historian.
He is the the Chair of the Citizen Advisory Committee On The Naming Of Public Buildings, Facilities And Streets.
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Gurda Paddles City History through a Watery Lens in his newest book, “Milwaukee: A City Built on Water”
Gurda explores the city's complicated relationship with its most precious resource.Jun 13th, 2018 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
The lecture will be based on Thomas H. Fehring's recent book, The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee.May 1st, 2018 by North Point Lighthouse Friends, Inc.
Jane’s Walk MKE is part of a worldwide movement of more than 200 cities hosting free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by urbanist and writer Jane Jacobs.Apr 26th, 2018 by Jane’s Walk MKE
The audience will be in for a night of big ideas, laughs, great music, deep dives on policy issues and special stories they won’t hear anywhere else.Apr 13th, 2018 by Wisconsin Public Radio
“Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England” explores how English art and a 19-month sojourn in Cullercoats impacted the latter part of the artist’s careerFeb 7th, 2018 by Milwaukee Art Museum
Good City will be celebrating the city’s rich beer heritage during the month of February.Jan 23rd, 2018 by Good City Brewing
Highly-Anticipated 7th Season Launches with Screening Event on January 8Jan 4th, 2018 by Milwaukee PBS
Around the Corner with John McGivern and Outdoor Wisconsin Premiere New Seasons in JanuaryDec 7th, 2017 by Milwaukee PBS
Milwaukee PBS was honored with three regional EmmysDec 5th, 2017 by Milwaukee PBS
Unique event is perfect for book worms, history-lovers and for unique holiday gift shoppingNov 29th, 2017 by Milwaukee County Historical Society
North Point Lighthouse presents John Gurda and “Milwaukee On Tap,” a history of brewing beer in Milwaukee.
The North Point Lighthouse is pleased to present “Milwaukee On Tap”, a lively look back at the beverage that made Milwaukee famous by distinguished local historian John Gurda.Sep 18th, 2017 by North Point Lighthouse Friends, Inc.
"Smokestacks on the Lakefront – The History of Milwaukee’s South Shore"Sep 6th, 2017 by Bay View Community Center
Awards will be presented at the Council's annual banquet to be held this year on May 13 in Milwaukee.Mar 27th, 2017 by Council for Wisconsin Writers
"A magnificent job [of] recreating the baseball environment as it used to be, long before domed stadiums and luxury suites. For those of us who grew up in Milwaukee during those heady days, Borchert Field was our field of dreams." - Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner Emeritus of Major League BaseballMar 22nd, 2017 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Mr. Gurda, a Milwaukee-born writer and historian, has studied his hometown since 1972.Feb 23rd, 2017 by Ald. Terry Witkowski
ZIP MKE Plans to Crowdsource Photos From All 27 Zip CodesSep 29th, 2016 by ZIP MKE
Art on Tap: Early Wisconsin Brewery Art and Advertising. July 9 – September 25, 2016. Opening party: Saturday, July 16 | 2:00 – 5:00Jun 22nd, 2016 by Museum of Wisconsin Art
Marquette Law School and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel conference to examine future of the American public library
For generations, the public library has been a cornerstone of our democracy and a beloved cultural institution. But what about the future?Oct 22nd, 2015 by Marquette University
Community organizations join together to hold conference on the future of development in Bay ViewOct 13th, 2015 by Press Release
New library on Mitchell St. could bring "Third Ward-caliber energy" to the south side neighborhood, John Gurda predicts.Dec 18th, 2014 by Michael Horne
News release from Alderman Robert J. BaumanAug 12th, 2014 by Ald. Bob Bauman
Nominees are being sought for the 2014 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award, according to Alderman Robert J. Bauman.Apr 23rd, 2014 by Ald. Bob Bauman
Nominees are being sought for the 2013 Frank P. Zeidler Public Service Award, according to Alderman Robert J. Bauman.Jun 4th, 2013 by Ald. Bob Bauman
24-acre park along Menomonee River to open July 20Feb 14th, 2013 by Menomonee Valley Partners
Each episode of “Around the Corner” is broadcast on Milwaukee Public Television, Channel 10.1.Feb 6th, 2013 by Ald. Jose Perez
Milwaukee Public Library’s Wisconsin Writers Wall of Fame to induct two state natives: children’s author/illustrator Kevin Henkes and author/filmmaker Richard Schickel.Oct 12th, 2012 by Milwaukee Public Library
Popular Contest Produced Hundreds of SuggestionsOct 9th, 2012 by Mayor Tom Barrett
The Milwaukee Common Council will honor Mr. Green on Tuesday, September 25 prior to the start of its regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.Sep 20th, 2012 by Ald. Bob Bauman
Downtown block parties are coming, use of bike racks on MCTS buses doubles year-over-year, explore the Historic Concordia neighborhood with HMI, UWM gets a zoning change, The Moderne is meeting hiring requirements, and kids can ride free on the Amtrak Hiawatha this summer.May 17th, 2012 by Jeramey Jannene
The Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustee’s Building and Development Committee met at the East Library on Wednesday night to hear final proposals from the three respondents to the East Library Redevelopment RFP. Following a closed session for deliberations, the Building and Development Committee voted to move the proposal from HSI Properties forward to the full Library Board.Nov 10th, 2011 by Jeramey Jannene
Imagine this for a moment -- you’re a kid in a candy store, and as things go, this candy store is opening for the first time ever and only for one weekend. Oh gosh. You’ve dreamed of this cornucopia of confections so many times before, you know every name and shiny wrapper in the store... but your eyes are bigger than your stomach. How can you pick just a choice few, knowing your slight allowance won’t let you have all that you want? It’s the best and worst kind of agony.Sep 21st, 2011 by Adam Carr
Map of Memories is not only an enthralling 90-minute kinetic display of beautiful sinewy human motion but also a local history lesson. A performance event features a fascinating pre-show talk by Milwaukee Historian John Gurda about the origins of Jones Island, its inhabitants, and its eventual change into its support for modern industry.May 2nd, 2009 by Michael Madden