“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
Otto Borchert Family Fund
Catherine & Walter Lindsay Fund
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
Faye McBeath Foundation
Northwestern Mutual Foundation
David & Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation
Joseph & Vera Zilber Foundation
Douglas & Eleanor Seaman Trust
And by the MPTV Friends.