MPM's Education Department, supported by community volunteers and local history graduate students, create an annual reenactment on Twitter of an event from Milwaukee history.
Volunteers each select a character and conduct further original research to develop their character and how that individual was a part of the larger event. Their research culminates in a series of first-person tweets chronicling their character's experience.
In 2018, we braved an unexpected winter blast as we reenacted the Armistice Day blizzard of 1940. The characters included outdoor enthusiasts, Great Lakes ships’ crews, municipal officials, and weather scientists.
In December 2017, we "tackled" the Green Bay Packers 1939 championship win over the New York Giants, played at State Fair Park. The characters included lightly fictionalized fans, local workers, press, players, and family members.
Preview this reenactment below, or click here to read the full story!