Come join Mr. Parsons, MUHS’s Milwaukee History instructor, as he explores the forgotten history of our hometown. Class time each day will be spent visiting some of the sites that were most crucial in shaping the Milwaukee we know today, including a behind the scenes tour of the Milwaukee City Hall Bell Tower. Discussions will focus on the impact of geography, technology and economics in how our city developed. If you're the kind of student that looks around and says, "I wonder what was here a hundred years ago," this class is for you! Sites visited will be different from last year's Summer EXPLORE! session.
July 22 – 23 (Wednesday – Thursday) 8:30 a.m. - Noon Fee: $100 Instructors: Mr. Jon Parsons – Social Studies Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 10
Welcome to Bushville: Sports and Recreation in Milwaukee History
For boys entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8
Take a trip through Milwaukee’s past by exploring the pastimes that have been most important over the years. Journey back to 1859 when Rufus King helped organize the first baseball game played in the city. Take a walk along the Milwaukee River to see the sites of Milwaukee’s 19th Century water recreation. See where Milwaukee's NFL team used to play. View the homes of our professional sports teams past and present.
July 20 – 21 (Monday – Tuesday) 8:30 a.m. – Noon Fee: $100 Instructors: Mr. Mike Feely – English and Mr. Jon Parsons – Social Studies Minimum enrollment: 8; Maximum enrollment: 20
There’s no better way to experience and understand history than visiting historic sites. This summer’s Institute will visit Civil War sites around Wisconsin with short day trips to Milwaukee, Madison and Kenosha. Milwaukee has several interesting sites dedicated to the war including war unique memorials and the Soldiers Home near Miller Park. While in Madison we will visit the state Capital, Veterans Museum and Camp Randall Stadium to learn how soldiers were trained before they fought in the war’s famous battles. We will also visit a Confederate cemetery for those Rebels who died as prisoners in Madison and discuss the recent controversy over a memorial to those fallen soldiers. Students will end the week with a special tour of the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, which is a must see for anyone interested in the war!
July 13 – 15 (Monday – Wednesday) 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Fee: $175 Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese – Social Studies Minimum enrollment – 6; Maximum enrollment – 16
3-2-1…Who will be first to return to the moon? Several countries, NASA and private companies like Space X, Blue Origin all plan on returning humans to the Moon in the near future. In addition to discovering who may be closest to achieving that historic goal, space enthusiasts will learn about the first Space Race AND build, paint and launch your own Estes Model Rocket in this hands-on camp.
July 7 – 9 (Tuesday – Thursday) 8:30 a.m. – Noon Fee: $100 Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese - Social Studies Minimum enrollment - 4; Maximum enrollment – 12
Marquette High has a proud tradition of alumni serving our nation in the military from the Civil War through the current War on Terror. This unique, hands-on experience will take campers into Marquette High’s Archives to discover first hand all the incredible ways Hilltoppers served in World War II. We will research these MUHS Heroes and their battles through paper and online primary sources and create a public exhibit to display our historic discoveries.
JuLY 27 – 28 (Monday – Tuesday) 9 a.m. - Noon Fee: $70 Instructor: Mr. Chris Lese - Social Studies Minimum enrollment – 2; Maximum enrollment – 5