Historic Milwaukee, Inc: Remarkable Milwaukee 2012 event to honor Pabst Theater Foundation, rock impresario Michael Cudahy

For More Information, Contact:
Lizz Noonan
Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator
Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
207 E. Michigan St, Suite 500
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 277-7795
[email protected]

MILWAUKEE, WI – Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is set to honor the Pabst Theater Foundation at their annual Remarkable Milwaukee event, which will take place on Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Turner Hall Ballroom and the Pabst Theater.

HMI’s Remarkable Milwaukee event honors a company or organization that has shaped the historic, architectural, and cultural character of the City of Milwaukee. Past honorees are Johnson Controls, the Pfister Hotel, the Marcus Corporation, Zilber Ltd, and Northwestern Mutual. For this year’s event, HMI will pay tribute to the Pabst Theater Foundation, the non-profit organization that operates the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, and the Turner Hall Ballroom.

“The Pabst Theater Foundation has dedicated immeasurable time and countless resources to the restoration of these beautiful theaters, ensuring that the citizens of Milwaukee will be able to enjoy the Pabst Theater, Riverside Theater, and Turner Hall Ballroom for generations to come. For this and numerous other reasons, Historic Milwaukee Inc. has chosen The Pabst Theater Foundation as the honoree for the Fifth Annual Remarkable Milwaukee event,” said Elizabeth Noonan, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for HMI.

In addition to the event itself, Historic Milwaukee will collaborate with the Pabst Theater Foundation for the next year for special programming, tours, and sponsorship.

“The Pabst Theater Foundation feels Milwaukee’s citizens are enthusiastic about bringing new ideas to the city, while maintaining existing places and connections in the community. Like HMI, our organization embraces new ideas within a historic setting every day,” said Andrew Nelson, the Pabst Theater Foundation’s Public Relations Coordinator. “For this reason, we feel a partnership with Historic Milwaukee, Inc, beginning with the Remarkable Milwaukee event, will further enhance our mission of melding the old and new in Milwaukee.”

The Remarkable Milwaukee event promises to be an evening of culture, history, networking, food, and fun. The event will begin with a cocktail hour, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Pabst Theater (144 E. Wells St). This will be followed by a round-table discussion, “Envisioning the Seen in Milwaukee”, which assures a lively conversation about the future of Milwaukee’s built environment and how burgeoning culture flourishes within the city.

The distinct blend of theater and moderated discussion that the round table presents is set to feature notable Milwaukeeans and diverse city leaders, such as CEO of Congress for the New Urbanism and former Milwaukee mayor John Norquist, Pabst Theater Executive Director Gary Witt, fine artist and former Pfister Hotel Artist-in-Residence Reginald Baylor, and others. Subsequently, there will be a dinner, silent auction, and presentations by Michael Cudahy and others at the Turner Hall Ballroom (1034 N. 4th St.), from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of and commitment to Milwaukee’s history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy. HMI is an affiliated member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Visit Milwaukee. Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is dedicated to innovative partnerships with community organizations and local businesses. Sponors for Remarkable Milwaukee 2012 are: Johnson Controls, Zilber Ltd, Reinhart Law Office, Gass Weber Mullins Law Office, Grucon Group Development, and von Briesen & Roper Law Office.