The late Avrum Chudnow (of blessed memory), local business leader, attorney and philanthropist founded the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear. The collection is in a historic, late 1800s duplex acquired by Chudnow in 1966 and converted it to a museum since 1991. More than a dozen shops display period articles of daily living, business and recreation from the 1920s through the 1940s.
Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: Noon-4 pm
JMM is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the Jewish people in Southeastern Wisconsin. Through interactive displays, photographs and a unique timeline, JMM explains who the Jews are, why we came to Milwaukee, how the community is organized, how we remember the Holocaust, our relationship to Israel and more.
Hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, Noon – 4:00 p.m., except for Jewish and national holidays. Admissions range from $3-$6, and members are admitted for free. Docent tours can be scheduled by calling 414-390-5730. The Jewish Museum Milwaukee is a program of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
Executive Director: Patti Sherman-Cisler
President: Anneliese Dickman