History students reimagine 1890s for Streets of Old Milwaukee opening

History Department students and faculty will help the Milwaukee Public Museum launch the renovated Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit Friday with a live-tweeting event that brings to life one of Milwaukee’s most defining events: the Third Ward Fire in 1892. Ten re-enactors, including eight graduate students in the public history program at UWM, will participate in the Dec. 11 opening night Twitter event, acting as historical figures tweeting about their experiences in the fire.

Read the story by Sarah Vickery in the UWM Report.

MPM Streets of Old Milwaukee Fountain Mural