Historic Milwaukee in need of Doors Open volunteers

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Historic Milwaukee, Inc. is searching for 400 volunteers to help run Doors Open Milwaukee 2013, scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22.


Volunteers will assist with greeting and counting visitors, stamping kids’ program passports, and handing out event program guides at Doors Open, a city-wide event that allows residents to step inside some of Milwaukee’s landmark buildings, such as City Hall and its bell tower, along with more hidden architectural gems.

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The event, in its third year, is free and open to the public. Last year’s Doors Open had 125 buildings throughout greater Milwaukee for individuals to tour.

Historic Milwaukee recently announced that this year’s event will broaden its scope with new buildings on the tour list, such as the Wisconsin Gas Building, the Soldiers Home, The Moderne, Polaris at the Hyatt Regency, Global Water Center, and Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge. Buildings from the Milwaukee Foundation’s Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, including the Sherman Park Commons Senior Living Center and the Villard Square Branch Library, will also be open for touring.

The event features 40 tours for Historic Milwaukee members and a photo challenge open to anyone as well.

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Doors Open volunteers are asked to sign up for four-hour shifts on Saturday or Sunday. Shifts are available from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. both days. Volunteers can work as many shifts as they would like.

Volunteers are also required to attend an orientation session on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to noon or on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

For more information about Doors Open Milwaukee 2013 or to sign up to volunteer, click here.

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