Milwaukee Preservation Alliance depends on your support to make our work possible. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, we cannot fulfill our mission of promoting awareness of the historical, cultural, and economic value of Milwaukee’s built heritage without you!
Seeing vacant and endangered buildings at the Soldiers Home restored and returned to the service of veterans. While we've seen incredible success with the reopening of Old Main and 5 other buildings as housing for homeless veterans and their families, we continue to work with the VA, veterans, and the community to ensure the same success reaches the Chapel, Ward Theater, and Governor's Mansion.
Continued advocacy for the Mitchell Park Domes with our Save Our Domes partners the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Docomomo-US/WI. This year may be the most critical ever for the Domes and the County completes a report studying "all options" for the Domes, including demolition, and is expected to make a final decision on next steps.
Standing up for places that matter to the people of Milwaukee when they are endangered. From the former Forest Home Library, Bay View's Puddler's Cottage, Columbia Hospital, the Third Ward home of the former Wreck Room, and beyond, we help decision makers understand the value of preservation and serve a resource to property owners to make it possible.
Educational and community building programs such as Happy Hours, webinars on topics like Latinx heritage in Milwaukee and funding small scale restoration projects, documentation workshops, our Annual Preservation Celebration, and more.
And our work is having an impact! We are proud to have received 3 major preservation advocacy awards in the last 2 years: the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Modernism in America Advocacy Citation of Merit from Docomomo-US, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Board of Curators Historic Preservation Award. Your gift makes a difference! We need YOU, and we appreciate you! Help ensure we can continue our work for another 20 years and beyond!