Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, Milwaukee

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The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear is a non-profit organization which houses Avrum Chudnow's extensive collection of Milwaukee memorabilia that allows visitors to experience what Milwaukee was like between the World Wars
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  • I visited this fine museum with college friends while exploring Milwaukee. What a find! Mr. Chudnow's extensive collection of memorabilia transports the museum visitor back in time to the late 1800s t...  more »
  • I took my 9 yr old grandson there. Had a tour by the curator. Tour group of 4 on a Sat. morning. Lots of interesting Milw history in the exhibits and on the tour. Maybe a little long for the 9 yr old....  more »
  • had personal guide show me around and explain things and answer question was nice to have 1 on 1 conversation  more »
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  • If you like history, you will find many things from years 1910-1920. Excellent place to go in winter. You can spend a great time here. Old things like phones, a grocery store, a pharmacy. Some history also about gangsters. It's very interesting. The only bad thing is that is a bit small. It's like a house.
  • Great experience of authentic late 1800's architecture and history of milwaukee's golden days. Beautiful home and amazing exhibit's inside the house. Everything you see and touch is authentic from the late 1800's. Kids had a blast with the 100 year old wall phone downstairs and upstairs. Friendly tour guide and full of great info on the house. Would highly recommend coming here. I will be back again with my friends and family.
  • Great little place to getaway in the middle of the city. Vast array of awesome little trinkets and antiques in all these neat rooms in an old but nice house. Highly recommend if you are looking for something inexpensive to do in Milwaukee.
  • Very cool museum of a very large collection. Very informative and educational. Would go back to see the great items on display.
  • Really interesting collection of vintage items, with a particular focus on things with a connection to Milwaukee or Wisconsin generally. The museum is well arranged, with each room presenting a vignette of life from the 19th or early 20th century. There was a grocer, a drug counter, soda shop, doctor's office, toy room, and even a speakeasy tucked away upstairs. The curator was friendly and spent nearly an hour with us, guiding us through each room and talking about the collection. If you prefer to wander on your own, that's ok too. In general, this museum is a bit of a cross between the Pabst Mansion and the "Streets of Old Milwaukee." Compared to the Pabst, the focus is more on the items and lifestyle, and less on the building. And it feels more authentic and real than the public museum. Definitely recommended if you're looking for a way to pass a few hours and are interested in local history.
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