Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Historic Milwaukee Inc

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • www.historicmilwaukee.org

Mission Statement

Since 1974, Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has been dedicated to increasing awareness and commitment to Milwaukee's history, architecture, and the preservation of our built environment through education and advocacy. Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is a nationally recognized cultural institution representing the gold standard in community-based historic preservation and education. Historic Milwaukee, Inc. programs are innovative, responsive and rely on strong community, corporate and civic alliances. Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is an affiliated member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and VISIT Milwaukee.

Main Programs

  1. Neighborhood Walking Tours & Boat Tours
  2. Student Tours
  3. Spaces & Traces
  4. Doors Open Milwaukee
Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. serves the Milwaukee, Wis. metropolitan area.

ruling year

1974

Executive Director

Self-reported

Ms. Stacy A Swadish

Keywords

Self-reported

Milwaukee, walking tours, Doors Open, Spaces & Traces

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Also Known As

HMI

EIN

39-1212338

 Number

1505105279

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Neighborhood Walking Tours & Boat Tours

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. guides give more than 500 tours- bus, boat and walking--annually and serve more than 15,000 people. Historic Milwaukee, Inc. has developed more than 35 walking tours on various themes, neighborhoods and narratives.

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 2

Student Tours

Student tours are tailored for third through fifth grade curriculum and start with a guided tour of downtown that focuses on local history, civic government , architecture and geography. The program includes a classroom curriculum packet that continues the learning experience.

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 3

Spaces & Traces

The annual Spaces & Traces Neighborhood Open House focuses on a specific neighborhood each year. In addition to tours of private homes, sacred spaces, buildings and civic areas, the event includes a series of pre-tour lectures and web-based educational activities.

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$0.00

Program 4

Doors Open Milwaukee

Doors Open is one of only five program in North America that opens more than 100 sites to the public free of charge for one weekend each September. More than 90,000 site visits were recorded in 2013.

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

$0.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Wisconsin

Historic Milwaukee, Inc. serves the Milwaukee, Wis. metropolitan area.

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Financials

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HISTORIC MILWAUKEE, INC.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Historic Milwaukee Inc

Leadership

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Executive Director

Ms. Stacy A Swadish

BIO

Stacy Swadish has more than 20 years of nonprofit management experience. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from UW-Madison and a master's degree in business: organizational leadership and quality from Marian University. She has held the CFRE credential since 2003. Swadish is a skilled communicator, strategic planner and volunteer manager.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Dan Sweeney

Wells Fargo

Term: June 2011 - June 2014

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?


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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?


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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?


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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?


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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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