City wide museums
In 2006 UrbAn opened the Old South Side Settlement Museum. This is one of the only neighborhood settlement museums in the country. The museum tells the story of the main cultural groups that have contributed to the rich history of Milwaukee’s Old South Side. We recently turned over the operation of the museum to the Southside Organizing Committee.
We are beginning a new project to start museums in other neighborhoods
in the city.
UrbAn staff is currently meeting with elected officials and also reaching out to other museums to see if it is possible to fund sustainability grants for
these museums and we will be meeting with funding agencies to urge them to support start-up costs. We will be offering our assistance to neighborhood groups interested in having their own museums.
As part of our efforts to develop neighborhood museums, we will work with the University of Wisconsin Extension for Urban Agriculture to provide plants and flowers to enhance the look of the museums and the surrounding area.
The images below represent possibilities in color scheme and design of new museums.