Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear

The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear houses an extensive collection of Milwaukee memorabilia collected over the lifetime of the late, Avrum ‘Abe’ M. Chudnow, displayed in an historic house. Each room in the museum recreates a different shop or place in Milwaukee during the period between the World Wars. Some of the rooms currently exhibited: Speakeasy, Grafman Grocery Store, Saxe Theatre, Union Train Depot, Grand Avenue Toy Store, Bay View Drug Store, Augusta Hart Shoes, and Charlie’s Barber Shop. This period between the World Wars, 1914 to 1940, redefined Milwaukee and the United States as every aspect of life was altered. Take a tour of our exhibits and be transported back to the changing world that transformed Milwaukee and its traditions. The Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear has an elevator to both floors and an ADA bathroom. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors over 65 and full-time students, $4 for children age 7 and up, children age 6 and under are free. Groups of 10 or more call for a reservation and special rates.

Hours of Operation

Wed-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 12-4pm

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical