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Celebrating Summerfest: Exhibit
April 17 @ 12:00 AM - June 30 @ 12:00 AM
The UWM Libraries’ Archives display case on the second floor west wing of the Golda Meir Library is currently holding an exhibit on the history of Summerfest.
Begun in 1968 by Mayor Henry Maier as a festival to highlight the cultural aspects of Milwaukee, Summerfest has been an important staple of Milwaukee’s summers.
Highlights include brochures from the first Summerfest, a radio transcript of Mayor Maier advertising the festival, a 45 rpm record of the Milwaukee Polka, and footage of various Summerfests from the WTMJ-TV news film collection.
There is also a marker board where visitors can share their Summerfest memories.