History

  • 2011

    In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the War Memorial Center received a flag draped girder that was drawn from the rubble at World Trade Center in New York City. It remains on permanent display at the War Memorial Center.

  • 2007

    The War Memorial Center celebrates 50 years of honoring its mission: "To Honor the Dead by Serving the Living".

  • 2001

    Designed by world renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the Quadracci Pavilion expansion to the Milwaukee Art Museum opens to the public on May 4, 2001. The Burke Brise Soleil quickly becomes the icon for the city of Milwaukee.

  • 1997

    On December 10, 1997 ground is broken on the South side of the War Memorial Center for the highly-anticipated expansion of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

  • 1991

    Southeast Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Veterans Park.

  • 1979

    Charles Allis Art Museum is added as part of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Inc. on July 1, 1979.

  • 1972-1975

    Ground is broken at the War Memorial Center for an addition to house the growing collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Kahler Building Addition, designed by Kahler, Fitzhugh and Scott of Milwaukee is dedicated adding 151,359 square feet to the War Memorial Center.

  • 1969

    The Performing Arts Center, now known as the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, is dedicated as the third entity of the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center, Inc.

  • 1966

    The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum becomes part of the War Memorial Corporation.

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