Wisconsin MBCA Christmas Party

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am
Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Ave
JoAnne Peterson

Get together with all of your MBCA friends for our annual Christmas get together.  This year the party will be held at the Wisconsin Club in downtown Milwaukee.  The Club has quite a history !

The Wisconsin Club’s City Club was originally the residence of industrialist Alexander Mitchell and his wife Martha, grandparents of World War I hero, General Billy Mitchell. They built the original home in 1848.  In 1859 it was remodeled in the fashionable Italianate style. In 1871, an Italian woodcarver was hired to build the Belvedere (an enclosed Gazebo) on the southeast corner of the grounds. In 1872 wings were added to both sides of the mansion, the porch enlarged and bay windows installed. In 1876 Alexander Mitchell commissioned noted architect Edward Townsend Mix to transform their home into the French Second Empire mansion it is today. Artists from Europe adorned the interior with elaborate hand-carved mahogany woodwork, stained glass, plaster and inlaid tile. The hand-carved Grand Staircase in the East Hall is adorned with twenty-four lion heads. In the South Lounge, there are over sixteen hundred hand-carved pansies on the ceiling.The Wisconsin Club (formerly the Deutscher Club), purchased the mansion in 1898. As the Club’s membership has grown and the mansion has gone through numerous renovations and remodeling projects over the many years, attention to the mansion's heritage and architectural beauty have remained intact.

Come and enjoy the hospitality and architecture that the Club is famous for as we celebrate the holiday with fans of our favorite marque.   See attached registration form.  Reservations are due by November 30th so that we can insure that we have enough space for our get together.   You must send in the reservation form but can pay either by check or by Paypal at the address on the reservation form.  Registration form can be found in the newsletter or the link at the bottom of this page.

Come celebrate the Holidays and we hope to see you there !