Arcadia Press recently released the book, Milwaukee’s Old South Side, written by the staff of Urban Anthropology (UrbAn). In response to the publishing of this book, UrbAn will hold an Old South Side Day that will educate residents on the history of their south side neighborhoods. The event will be held between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, July 20 at Kosciuszko Park, between 7th and 10th streets along Lincoln Avenue. The event is free to the public.
The boundaries of the area termed “the Old South Side” are Maple Street on the north, Cleveland Avenue on the south, Austin Street on the east, and 27th Street on the west.
Free Food and entertainment
A free lunch will be served at the event that includes dishes made with neighborhood recipes, as well as festive hot dogs, chips, and soda or water. DJ music is available all afternoon, including the traditional music of the area’s three largest cultural groups—Mexicans, Poles, and North American Indians. The event includes Mexican and Polish dancers, and a singing/drum performance by the all-indigenous Strawberry Moon Women Singers.