August marks the ideal time to explore the Harley-Davidson Museum campus
Indoors, outdoors or virtually – the H-D Museum curates thrilling experiences that get the heart racing.
MILWAUKEE, USA (Aug. 4, 2020) – The Harley-Davidson Museum is proud to announce new offerings and new partnerships that explore the rich history of the storied brand. Whether it’s a new campus walking tour, the H-D Museum’s Engines 101 class or the introduction of the Bar & Shield to visitors around the globe on Google’s Arts & Culture platform and app, the H-D Museum has you covered when it comes to experiencing freedom and adventure.
And MOTOR Bar & Restaurant’s waterfront patio is an open and airy spot to sip on summer’s good vibes. But no visit to 6th & Canal is complete without a stop at The Shop. New items include a special co-branded merchandise collection from Harley-Davidson and the Milwaukee Bucks.
As always, the safety of our guests is a top priority for the Harley-Davidson Museum. Guests may notice some changes during their visit. We encourage everyone to visit the H-D Museum website to learn more about what you can expect for your visit or to purchase tickets in advance.
Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun – 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3 p.m.
What is a powertrain? What makes the Milwaukee-Eight engine different? The Engines 101 class takes you inside the Milwaukee Eight engine and transmission. In a classroom setting, we break down the components and their functions while describing the performance of a 4-stroke engine. Engines 101 shows how an engine and transmission come together to make a powertrain. Advance tickets and more information can be found here.
H-D Museum Campus Walking Tour
Explore the campus of the world’s only Harley-Davidson Museum and enjoy the great outdoors. This 20-acre site is the place to see and experience Harley-Davidson® history and culture. Download the PDF to your phone or mobile device and follow the path around the H-D Museum campus.
Google recently announced its partnership with 16 world-class Milwaukee institutions, including the Harley-Davidson Museum, bringing the city’s culture, people and stories, online on its Google Arts & Culture platform and app at g.co/Milwaukee. For the first time, anyone in the world can engage with organizations across the city and experience its celebratory culture (Milwaukee hosts more than 60 festivals in the summer alone). With summer festivals and vacations on pause, people can discover public art with Sculpture Milwaukee, student performances from the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, fine art tours from the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University, production shots from the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, murals from Imagine MKE, Harley-Davidson history from the H-D Museum and more in one digital location.
Saturday H-D Museum Demo Rides
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. through Sept. 26
Visit the Museum campus Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and throw a leg over a 2020 motorcycle to experience the fun and freedom of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Visitors with their motorcycle endorsement will be able to choose from a dozen of the latest and greatest #FreedomMachines from Harley-Davidson, including Touring, Softail and Sportster models. A pre-determined scenic route through the Menomonee Valley will give riders the chance to explore the Museum’s surrounding neighborhoods.
• Demo Rides will run 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weather-dependent.
• Sign-up is on a first come first service basis.
• Riders and passengers must be at least 18 years of age.
• Riders must hold a valid license with a motorcycle endorsement.
• All riders and passengers must wear a helmet, eye protection, shirt, long pants and close toe shoes with heel strap.
• All riders and passengers must bring their own riding gear.
Stevan Dohanos painting, “Tex’s Motorcycle”
Dohanos, a frequent contributor to the “Saturday Evening Post,” enjoyed capturing his subjects as they were in real life. For this newly installed piece, Dohanos found his muse on a street in Georgetown, Connecticut. “Tex” Keller had decorated his saddle bags with nickel spots and covered his saddle with fur, putting his own flair on the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Though Dohanos probably didn’t title the work, many motorcyclists now refer to it as “Tex’s Motorcycle” and prints of it can be found in shops across the country. Now the original has found a home at the Harley-Davidson Museum.
“Building a Milwaukee Icon: Harley-Davidson’s Juneau Avenue Factory” (open now)
A recently recovered cache of architectural drawings includes plans for the original Juneau Avenue facility. The pencil drawings, along with archival photographs, demonstrate the whirlwind pace of the company’s early growth. While building an international business—going from producing just over 1,000 motorcycles in 1909 to manufacturing 27,000 motorcycles in 1920—the company’s Milwaukee factory experienced near-constant expansion. Construction through this relatively brief period created the buildings that today, a century later, are still the proud home of Harley-Davidson.
“Building a Milwaukee Icon” provides a snapshot of Harley-Davidson’s formative years and illustrates a chapter of Milwaukee history when the city was known as the “Machine Shop to the World.”
For the second consecutive year, the Milwaukee Bucks and Harley-Davidson Motor Company have teamed up to roll out a special co-branded merchandise collection available to fans globally. Available now in adult and youth sizes, the limited-edition line of T-shirts can be purchased at The Shop at the Harley-Davidson Museum, the Bucks Pro Shop inside Fiserv Forum, at select Harley-Davidson retail stores and online from both the Bucks Pro Shop and Harley-Davidson.
MOTOR BAR & RESTAURANT
MOTOR BAR & RESTAURANT, located on the H-D Museum campus is offering a limited menu available for dining inside or on one of our two waterfront patios – take your pick and have it made in the shade or check out the sun-splashed patio if you want a side of vitamin D. Delivery and carry-out are available for order with pick-up inside the MOTOR Can Room. Food and beverage purchased for carry-out may be taken away or enjoyed outdoors or on our campus with scenic views.
Teriyaki Wings: tossed with house made teriyaki, topped with cilantro, green onion and a lime wedge ($12.95)
The Breakfast Burger: 8-oz., hand-packed ground chuck patty stacked with smoky bacon, fried egg, tomato, red onion and cheddar cheese served on a toasted brioche bun ($14.95)
Wisconsin Beer Brats: Two locally made bratwursts, marinated in beer and onions. Served sizzling from the grill with sautéed onions and a side of spicy mustard ($15.95)
Caramel Apple Granny Pie: Deep-dish apple pie with toffee custard and caramel in a shortbread crust ($8.95)
MEDICAL FRONTLINE HEROES MONDAY
Receive 20% off when dining in MOTOR Bar & Restaurant on Mondays by providing verification of current or former employment at any hospital or doctor’s office (individual only). Valid through August 31, 2020. For details visit MOTORRestaurant.com.
Join us every Tuesday for our weekly Chef’s choice taco special! Add a MOTOR Margarita for only $5.
FRIDAY FISH FRY
Visit MOTOR for our Friday AYCE Fish Fry! Every Friday, our All-You-Can-Eat Wisconsin Fish Fry is available all day, served with golden fried cod, crispy French fries, fresh jicama coleslaw, rye bread roll and tartar sauce for only $14.95.
H.O.G. MEMBER SPECIAL
Join us for a cold one. HOG Members eligible for $3 cans of Budweiser, Bud Light or Busch Light all day, every day.
And if you’re in the midst of planning your next corporate or social special occasion, the pros at 1903 Events are ready to execute your vision and ensure a safe and memorable gathering. Planning to host your event elsewhere? Check out MOTOR’s Offsite Catering Menu and we’ll bring those bold, American classics to you!
About the Harley-Davidson Museum
A walk through the Harley-Davidson Museum® is a walk through the history of America. With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia, a 20-acre, park-like campus, and a calendar full of activities, the H-D Museum™ is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe. A visit to the H-D Museum™ is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. Make your plans to visit the Harley-Davidson Museum® at H-DMuseum.com.
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And May 15 sees the return of Saturday demo rides!
Enjoy an all-you-can experience feast with the H-D Museum’s Annual Pass and get perks on general admission, discounts meals at MOTOR and on gifts from The Shop – and complimentary Virtual Gallery Talks! Purchase in 2021 and enjoy passholder perks for this year and next.
The H-D Museum will remain closed to the public until at least January 3, 2021