About The Making of Milwaukee

“The Making of Milwaukee” is a five hour television series. Its seventeen chapters explore the intriguing people who came to live beside Lake Michigan; their politics, their triumphs and tragedies, their work and play. From saints to scoundrels, from industrialists to Socialists, from Potawatomi to Hmong, “The Making of Milwaukee” tells the story of Milwaukee.

The series was written and is hosted by historian John Gurda. It is based on his book, “The Making of Milwaukee”, published by the Milwaukee County Historical Society.

“The Making of Milwaukee” is a production of Milwaukee Public Television, a service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Underwriting for production of the series was provided by the generous support of:

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Greater Milwaukee Foundation
      Halbert & Alice Kadish Fund
      Paddock Fund
      Luedke-Smith Fund
      Otto Borchert Family Fund
      Catherine & Walter Lindsay Fund

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Koeppen-Gerlach Foundation

Faye McBeath Foundation
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation

We Energies
Joseph & Vera Zilber Foundation

Pollybill Foundation
Douglas & Eleanor Seaman Trust
CG Schmidt

And by the MPTV Friends.



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