Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

839 N 11th St Milwaukee

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Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

Learning from the past is the best way to prepare for the future. There is perhaps no Milwaukee museum that is more acquainted with the lifestyles of yesterday than the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear. The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, a non-profit organization, operates as a Milwaukee history museum in a historic building displaying the late Avrum Chudnow’s (1913-2005) extensive and eclectic collection of early 20th Century Americana. The museum contains various shops and exhibits from his collection, from between the World Wars, chiefly the 1920s and 1930s era. Not only will local Milwaukeeans and visitors enjoy the unique and intimate nature of the collection, but local schools will be able to offer their students a curriculum-based and rewarding experience.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is to educate the community of Milwaukee about the city’s history during the period between the World Wars through the preservation, exhibition, and interpretation of the collection of the late Avrum M. Chudnow. The Chudnow collection and the museum’s historic structure desire to engage the public and facilitate discussion to showcase the changes Milwaukee faced during this period.

Student Activities

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is an excellent place to bring the past alive for students through their grade school tours. All of their exhibits can be walked into instead of walled behind small windows. The Chudnow Museum has developed many activities based on the museum exhibit experience and can be incorporated into a school's regular lesson plans for social studies, math, spelling, art and more. The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear also hosts Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts educational programs.

Vision Goals

The Chudnow Museum has several vision goals they would like to accomplish:

- To be an educator, leader, and recognized destination in the Milwaukee community. - To document, research, and conserve the material culture of the people of Milwaukee and their environment through their exhibits and programs. - To attract, engage, answer questions, and thus promote learning in the community.

Whether you are nostalgic for the past or know very little about it, the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear will show you an up-close and personal view about what life used to be nearly a century ago.

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