Posts tagged ‘Milwaukee Public Museum’

April 12, 2010

The Dead Sea Scrolls

by thoughtfulconservative

Recently, I took the tour of The Dead Sea Scrolls at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Being a Bible geek, I found it utterly fascinating. That ancient writings could survive so long is amazing.

That they would agree so much with manuscripts that date from much later is miraculous.

It’s a tad pricey at $26, but you do get a museum admission also. If you’re a member it’s much cheaper.

April 16, 2008

Quick hits

by thoughtfulconservative

The Titanic exhibit is great, if it’s anything like the one I saw it a couple of years back in Ohio.

The downsized Waukesha county board had its first meeting to elect leadership positions.

At the Waukesha Common Council meeting, Mayor Nelson gave his state of the city speech (PDF, link via Darryl Enriquez more coverage here). My outgoing alderman, Charles Betker, was also honored (and see the fine article by Laurel Walker last Sunday). The new alderman, Chris Hernandez has big shoes to fill.

Dead cougar’s DNA to be tested. He’s a suspect in a bank job in Minnesota.

Foreclosures are up, gas prices are up, wholesale prices are up, food costs are up, but don’t use the “R” word.

March 8, 2008

And they didn’t even need a sales tax increase

by thoughtfulconservative

Milwaukee Public Museum pays off loans.

For the first time since the financial crisis hit, the museum’s net worth has moved into positive numbers – $607,000 as of last month. The county owns most of the museum building and all of the collection, while the nonprofit Milwaukee Public Museum Inc. operates the museum and its planetarium and IMAX theater.

The next big financial step for the museum will be launching a major capital campaign this year, with a goal of raising $25 million over three to five years.

Good news, indeed.

The loan payoff is a milestone, but the museum still has a long road before it’s financially set, county Auditor Jerome Heer said.

“The big question is, is (the recovery) sustainable,” Heer said. “It’s going to continue to be a marathon.”

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