As 2021 comes to a close, we're incredibly grateful for all we've been able to accomplish together this year for Milwaukee's character-defining historic places. While we celebrate an amazing year, there is still so much to be done going forward at the Domes, Soldiers Home, and beyond. Take a moment to savor the good you made possible in 2021, and join us in setting the stage for an even more momentous 2022! We thank you and wish you a very Happy New Year! Read on to learn more about:
We can't say it enough - we are so grateful for each one of you who believe with us that Milwaukee's older and historic places across the city make our home special. Together we are doing important work - standing up as a unified voice to protect our critical stories - and the world is paying attention! Read on to learn about:
We could not be more honored to announce that the Soldiers Home and MPA, along with project partner The Alexander Company, received a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation at PastForward 2021, the National Trust’s annual conference. Each year, the national award recognizes and celebrates “the best of the best” preservation projects across the country that have leveraged cutting-edge, innovative and impactful approaches to preservation. This is the highest national recognition bestowed upon a preservation project by the National Trust for Historic Preservation!
As the beauty of Autumn surrounds us this month, we’re excited to announce the date and location of our Annual Members Meeting. Read on for the full update on:
We’ve been busy advocating for historic places throughout the city this month and were thrilled to see many of you in person for two awesome tours that had us safely experiencing the places we all love. Read on for the full update on:
We are incredibly honored to announce that we have been awarded the DOCOMOMO US Modernism in America Advocacy Citation of Merit, recognizing our efforts "as a model for combining both advocacy and public education in modern preservation efforts."
We couldn't be prouder and recognize the many partners who have worked with us to Save Our Domes, author our regional Modernism spotlight, fight for the Forest Home Library, and more.
We believe that buildings of the 20th century are just as important to celebrate and preserve as their older siblings and will continue our work to raise awareness of the value of places from the recent past, especially the still endangered Mitchell Park Domes. Together we are making a difference!
While we are saddened by the loss of the historic 1901 apartment building and its neighbors in Walker's Point this month, there is still much to celebrate from August including:
Beyond the NBA champion Bucks, there's so much great work happening in Milwaukee! This month's newsletter is chock full of important preservation updates, including:
As the weather gets hot, so do the threats to Milwaukee's treasured places increase. But we're proud to be on the front lines ensuring the public continues to have a voice. Read on to learn about:
It's been a busy National Preservation Month at MPA, with some big advocacy issues and some great national publicity. Dive in for:
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NATIONAL SOLDIERS HOME in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jeremy Ebersole, Executive Director
Stephanie Livingston, Operations Associate
Board of Directors
Peter Zanghi, President
John Rothe, Vice President
Claude Krawczyk, Treasurer
Joselia Mendiolea, Secretary
Carlen Hatala, City of Milwaukee
Dawn McCarthy, President Emeritus