Forest Home Cemetery, The Pabst Mansion and the Milwaukee County Historical Society are hosting Brunch with the Barons, a fundraiser that will take place for this first time on Saturday, June 18th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted by Forest Home Cemetery, this event will bring Milwaukee’s “beer royalty” alive in a new and unique way. The public is welcome to attend and tickets are now on sale.

Forest Home Cemetery is the resting place for many of Milwaukee’s beer barons and the Brunch with the Barons event brings their lives and stories to light through re-enactors. Participants can walk the cemetery’s “beer path” during this event which will wind them through the roads so that they encounter the resting places of the Blatz, Pabst, Schlitz, Melm and Gettelman families; among others. At each location, a re-enactor or family member will be present to talk about their lives or to share stories of their family members and family brewery.

Highlights of the event include:

  • A rare opportunity to enter the Blatz mausoleum hosted by Blatz family members
  • Encounters with Milwaukee’s “beer barons” and baron family members/descendants
  • Each ticket includes entry to the event. Pastries, fruit, juice/soda and a beer brat can be purchased for $5. Pabst-brand beers will be available for $3.00 a can
  • Activities and information from beer and brewing-related organizations
  • Entrance to the event includes: the event activities, on-ground buildings and exhibits including the Historic Landmark Chapel and the Halls of History Museum.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at Forest Home Cemetery, or at the event. Prices are $10 per person, $5 for children ages 6-18 and children 5 and under are free. More information can be found by calling the Forest Home Cemetery Office at 414-645-2632.

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