Charles Allis Art Museum
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FOCA’s Annual Who Dunnit?

Murder Mystery Friend Raiser is Sunday, August 9, 2015

By - Jul 27th, 2015 04:34 pm

Milwaukee, WI – The Friends of Charles Allis (FOCA) and the Charles Allis Art Museum are pleased to announce FOCA’s annual Who Dunnit? murder mystery friend raiser at the mansion Sunday, August 9 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Put on your cruise wear and come on down to the Charles Allis Art Museum located at 1801 N. Prospect Avenue, one block north of Brady Street on Royall Place, to help solve the disappearance of Lord Strutbury aboard the SS Charles Allis! Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available. Admission is $20, $15 for museum members. Advanced reservations suggested. $20 at the door. RSVP with FOCA by August 5 at or by phone at 414/278-8295 x5. Free parking is available at Milwaukee Eye Care located at 1684 N. Prospect Avenue. This event is sponsored in part by Miller and Campbell Costume Service and Zilli Hospitality Group.

About the Murder Mystery
Lord Strutbury has commissioned the SS Charles Allis for a cruise across Lake Michigan. Lord Strutbury insisted that his wife, Lady Strutbury, his children Hilary and Delia Sturtbury, and Delia’s children (his grandchildren), Seb and Victoria must accompany them for the day. The family begrudgingly arrive at the dock at the requested time. All are filled with questions of Lord’s request. Is he going to reveal his final wishes for his vast estate? Lord Strutbury has requested that everyone retire to their cabins and prepare for dinner. They are instructed to meet in the dining room. The family assembles promptly at 3:00p.m., except for Lord Strutbury. Lady Strutbury, having dressed in her own cabin, is the first to be concerned. She knows that Lord Strubury is always very prompt and has no patience for tardiness. She instructs the first mate to look for Lord Strutbury. The First Mate returns, saying that Lord Strutbury is not in his cabin and is nowhere to be found!

About Friends of Charles Allis
The Friends of Charles Allis is the main support group for the Charles Allis Art Museum. They help sponsor museum events and mansion restoration projects. Membership is open to the general public and those interested in becoming FOCA members can contact them via email at

About the Charles Allis Art Museum
Designed by prominent Milwaukee architect Alexander Eschweiler and on the National Register of Historic Places, the lavish 1911 home of Charles and Sarah Allis contains a world-class art collection that spans more than 2,000 years and includes impressive 19th Century French and American paintings, Classic antiquities, Renaissance bronzes, Asian ceramics and stunning decorative arts. Changing exhibitions feature local and regional artists, making the museum a vibrant center for Wisconsin arts not to be missed.

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