Milwaukee County Historical Society
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Milwaukee Historical Organizations Partner for the First Time To Host Wine Tasting Event at Beer Baron’s Pabst Mansion

Tickets are $40 per person and $35 for members of the Pabst Mansion or the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

By - Jun 13th, 2018 03:13 pm
Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion

Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion

MILWAUKEE – June 13, 2018 – For the first time in more than 30 years, the Pabst Mansion and the Milwaukee County Historical Society are collaborating to host a wine tasting at the former home of beer baron Captain Frederick Pabst on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Pabst Mansion, 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave., will host “An Evening Fit for a Baron” as a tribute to Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of the Pabst Brewing Company, and his wine enthusiasm. The wine tasting event will feature 50 different wines from Wauwatosa’s Ruby Tap and hors d’oeuvres catered from Mader’s Creative Cuisine in downtown Milwaukee. Local musician Ethan Keller will provide live music.

“This is a collaboration between two of Milwaukee’s historical icons,” said John Eastberg, executive director of the Pabst Mansion. “Guests will experience history and culture in a way never before celebrated inside the mansion. Captain Pabst was certainly a beer baron, but he had a little-known affinity for wine, as well.”

[inarticleadTickets are $40 per person and $35 for members of the Pabst Mansion or the Milwaukee County Historical Society and include admission to the mansion for self-guided tours on all three levels of the mansion with docents available to answer questions, light appetizers, wine samples, and wine bottles are available for purchase at great prices. Wine representatives will be on hand to provide information about the variety of wines and all attendees will receive a Riedel wine glass.

“Guests 21 and older will experience the Pabst Mansion as well as various wines from different regions throughout the world. It is an evening to enjoy Milwaukee’s history and luxury in a way one would have over a century ago,” said Mame Croze McCully, executive director of the Milwaukee County Historical Society. “We are pleased to offer this event to the community to benefit both the Milwaukee County Historical Society and Pabst Mansion.”

Event sponsors include Creative Cuisine and music sponsors, Kathie and Chuck Vogel, as well as Burke Properties. Tickets are limited to 250 quests and can be purchased through the Milwaukee County Historical Society at

Due to construction on Wisconsin Avenue, limited street parking is available. The Pabst Mansion offers free parking for guests at 2000 W. Wisconsin Ave. To access parking lot, use the alley off 20th Street. Additional parking is available across the street from the Pabst Mansion at 2023 W. Wisconsin Ave.

About Pabst Mansion

The Pabst Mansion, an award-winning, historic museum and architectural landmark of Milwaukee, was completed in 1892 as a home for Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of the Pabst Brewing Company. As leading figures in Milwaukee, both Captain and Mrs. Pabst became consummate art collectors, filling their family home with priceless treasures. Located at 2000 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee, the Pabst Mansion opens its doors to more than 35,000 visitors each year and is on the National Register of Historic Places. This year, the Pabst Mansion is celebrating its 40th anniversary of being saved from demolition. The Pabst Mansion is one of the most opulent landmarks still standing from Milwaukee’s Gilded Age. Revenues for the Pabst Mansion’s ongoing restoration are garnered from admissions, sales, events, grants, donations, and memberships. For more information visit

About the Milwaukee County Historical Society

The Milwaukee County Historical Society (MCHS) was founded in 1935 and has become the place for people to learn about and celebrate Milwaukee. Through education programs, exhibitions, research library, historic sites, and special events, MCHS offers Milwaukeeans and visitors to Milwaukee a chance to connect with the heritage of Milwaukee. MCHS began as the repository for County records and currently holds more than one million documents and photographs and more than 60,000 artifacts preserved by MCHS to be shared with the community. MCHS headquarters is located in a historic bank building along the Milwaukee River at 910 North Old World Third Street. This location houses the museum, research library, offices, some collections storage, along with offering events and educational programs throughout the year. In addition, MCHS also operates Kilbourntown House in Shorewood’s Estabrook Park, Lowell Damon House in Wauwatosa and Trimborn Farm and Jeremiah Curtin House in Greendale. For more information, visit

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