Milwaukee Word: New Event Features 10 Milwaukee Authors
Unique event is perfect for book worms, history-lovers and for unique holiday gift shopping
MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee County Historical Society and Wisconsin History Press join to host Milwaukee Word, a multi-author book-signing event. The inaugural event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon and will feature ten authors and their Milwaukee-themed books. The authors will be on-hand to sign their books and to chat with visitors. Their books and other unique gift items will be available for sale.
Milwaukee Word will take place at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World Third Street, Milwaukee, and is free and open to the public. Free admission to the Society’s Milwaukee Holiday Treasures & Traditions exhibit will also be offered during the event.
Authors who will be signing and their books that will be available for sale are:
- John Gurda: The Making of Milwaukee & Milwaukee A City of Neighborhood
- Jim Draeger: Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries & Fill’er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations
- Kathy Flanigan: Beer Lover’s Wisconsin: Best Breweries, Brewpubs and Beer Bars
- Bobby Tanzilo: Milwaukee Frozen Custard & Hidden History of Milwaukee
- Jessie Garcia: My Life with the Green & Gold: Tales from 20 Years of Sportscasting & Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians
- Tom Fehring: The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee and the Engineers Who Created Them
- Matthew Prigge: Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s first Century
- Michail Takach: LGBT Milwaukee
- Kevin Abing: A Crowded Hour: Milwaukee During the Great War, 1917-1918
- Robert Root: Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth
The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community. Through a broad range of activities, the Historical Society seeks to recognize and preserve our local history. In promoting a greater appreciation of Milwaukee County’s heritage, the Historical Society hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing Milwaukee County today.
The Wisconsin History Press has been publishing the state’s history and culture since 1855 in service of the mission of the Wisconsin Historical Society.