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Cemetery Art and Symbolism

During the Victoria era symbolism played an important role in telling stories about people lives and motivation.  Use of flowers, religious symbols, expression of mourning and monument designs are explored to better understand the messages and expression of...

Contemporary Milwaukee Women

This is a unique and special tour that highlights the lives, work and achievements of contemporary women buried at Forest Home Cemetery. Learn about Elsa Ulbricht, Maude Miriam Wright, Dickey Chapelle, Lynn Fontanne, Mary Nohl, Alice M. Chester, Peg Bradley and...

Women of the 1800s

Untold Stories of Accomplishment The contributions of women in shaping the early history of Milwaukee are frequently untold in history books.   Well, not any longer!  Come and learn about lives of Lydia Ely Hewitt, Margaret Falk, Dr. Laura Ross Wolcott, Meta...

Beer Barons

Milwaukee was made famous by the brewing industry during the 1800s and early 1900s.  This tour visits the gravesites of all the major brewers and briefly reviews the role of the brewery in Milwaukee history.  Brewer such as Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz, Gettlemen, Graff,...

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