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East Side, West Side: A History of Milwaukee Neighborhoods
Milwaukee’s Jewish community is nearly as old as Milwaukee itself, with immigrants coming from the German states in the 1840s, followed by Eastern European Jews in the 1880s. They became part of a city that evolved over the next century to encompass a rich, varied population.
Unique characteristics and establishments emerged, creating institutions and treasured hangouts where diverse communities gathered. While neighborhoods have changed, traces of those early settlements persist in the local landscape. Join me for a walk through the streets of old Milwaukee, with an emphasis on Jewish Milwaukee. A book-signing will follow the lecture.
The program is offered in conjunction with Moments & Markers: An Adolph Rosenblatt Retrospective. Admission is $5 for members, $8 for the general public. Register at http://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/events/cream-city-communities-with-john-gurda/