On September 19, the Global Water Center welcomed the community for Doors Open Milwaukee 2015. For those who don’t know, Doors Open Milwaukee is an event that opens the doors to over 150 wonderful buildings free-of-charge to the public –buildings that hold hidden treasures and special stories – from churches to office buildings, theaters to work sites, museums to hotels, clubs to universities; all sites of historic, architectural, cultural, or commercial interest (DoorsOpenMilwaukee.org).
Attendees were able to explore the building’s grand first floor, auditorium, board room, offices, suites and numerous lab spaces. Water Council staff also provided short presentations on the building’s purpose and the mission of The Water Council. The Wisconsin Historical Society provided a visual presentation that shared the history of the building and surrounding neighborhood. Engineers and staff from Badger Meter, A. O. Smith, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences and Mahattil International were present to discuss the work being done in the building’s various labs.
Throughout the course of the day, over 600 attendees walked through the doors of the Global Water Center!