The Milwaukee Turners are pleased to present the 2017 Zeidler Lecture featuring Dr. Heather Thompson on Thursday April 27, 2017 in Turner Hall Ballroom. Dr. Thompson is the author of “Blood In the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising and its Legacy“, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and was included on 13 Best Books of 2016 lists; she has also written extensively on the history of policing, mass incarceration, and the criminal justice system.

The event will include a talk by Dr. Thompson at 7 pm, followed by an audience Q&A.


May 10, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM in Turner Ballroom
MILWAUKEE TURNERS celebrated Urban Visionary Jane Jacobs
with LIVING CITIES: Is Jane Jacobs still Relevant After 100 Years?

The main event included a presentation by John Norquist, former Mayor of Milwaukee and retired president of Congress of the New Urbanism. Following the presentation will be a brief panel discussion with audience questions.

Panel Participants: Moderator – Jeramey Jannene, Panel – architect Chris Socha, developer Juli Kaufmann, UWM professor Matt Jarosz and John Norquist

Co-Hosts: Urban Milwaukee, Historic Milwaukee, Turner Ballroom Preservation Trust, Downtown BID 21, UrbanMKE, CNU-Wisconsin

May 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Milwaukee Turners’ Gestern Hall
MILWAUKEE TURNERS welcomes author Harvey Kaye
author of
The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great. A free event sponsored by Boswell Books and The Milwaukee Turners.

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March 31, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Milwaukee Turners’ Turner Hall
MILWAUKEE TURNERS welcomed historians Paul and Mari Jo Buhle
The Legacy of the 1848er’s and Progressive German Immigrants from the Civil War to the 1890’s. For Women’s History Month & marking 150 years after the U.S. Civil War, the Milwaukee Turners presented a program featuring renowned historians Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle. The Buhles discussed the contributions of women and the German language press to progressivism and socialism in Wisconsin and the USA.

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