Mitch Teich

Imagine going to the Baseball Hall of Fame and knowing nothing about baseball. Or the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having only listened to opera for your whole life. That kind of disconnect is a key challenge the curators of the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee have in front of them when it comes to presenting motorcycle engines.

Harley Davidson Museum

The Great Lakes Dragaway is a dragstrip in Union Grove, just south of Milwaukee. It opened in 1955, and is now the oldest continuously operating dragstrip in the United States.

In the early 1950s, drag racing was all the rage throughout the country, and Union Grove was no exception. But they didn't have a track, and without one, teens were left to race on the street, which was illegal.

Mitch Teich

This has been a big few months for museum upgrades around the city.  The Milwaukee Art Museum unveiled its new wing and revamped space last November, followed soon thereafter by the restored Streets of Old Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Public Museum.

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The headlines have suggested that the third quarter of the fiscal year was not a bright one for Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson.

Courtesy of the Harley-Davidson Museum

Willie G., as he's known throughout the Harley-Davidson world, is a legend when it comes to motorcycle design.

He's also been painting with watercolors for over 50 years.  The Harley-Davidson Museum will highlight the work of Willie G. Davidson for their special summer exhibit, opening on Saturday, June 13.

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Most people go to the Harley Museum to see the bikes. And there are a lot of them from the more than 100 years of the company’s existence. But a new photography exhibit focuses the viewer’s eye on the parts and tools that make the bikes a reality – and treats them as art objects in and of themselves.

Milwaukee Students Explore High-Tech Careers

May 9, 2014
John Holman

Washington High School hosted its 16th iFair this month at Harley-Davidson, to interest students in IT and engineering. Some are already well on their way.

UWM Rock Professor, Harley Historian Dies at 67

Jan 14, 2014
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Note: The memorial for Dr. Rosenblum has been changed to a new location on UWM's campus - the Helen Bader Concert Hall in the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts.

Noted Milwaukee rock and roll and Harley Davidson historian Martin Jack Rosenblum died over the weekend. He was 67.

Harley-Davidson's Third Quarter Sales Roar

Oct 22, 2013

Harley-Davidson logged a double digit earnings increase during this year's third quarter.  

In honor of Harley's 110th anniversary, some big names and thousands of motorcyclists are storming the city. One of the big names: Erik Estrada.

Essay: A Woman and Her Harley

Aug 30, 2013
Mitch Teich

"Wow, that’s so cool!”

That’s what I hear from onlookers when I’m riding my motorcycle.

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Tens of thousands of motorcycle riders are already in Milwaukee for Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary celebration, and tens of thousands more will be rolling into town by the weekend.

Marti Mikkelson

Drive anywhere in Milwaukee starting Thursday and you’ll surely spot a motorcycle or two. Harley-Davidson’s 110th anniversary celebration begins.

Optimism, Harleys Rumble into Milwaukee

Aug 28, 2013
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The rumble of motorcycle engines is already echoing through downtown Milwaukee, ahead of this week's festivities celebrating Harley-Davidson.

Holiday travelers will share the road with thousands of bikers and baseball fans Thursday through Monday.