Viewaukee, a Milwaukee County Historical Society program,
brings streetside binoculars to Milwaukee and its neighborhoods.
Through the binoculars, passersby can literally see what their surroundings used to look like, giving them a unique view of the past. Viewaukee meets people where they are and offers an engaging, interactive activity that also enables the user to explore their surroundings in a new and innovative way.
Each location features the standing binoculars that showcases a historic image, information about that location and its past, and prompts to online resources where more information is available, making the viewer merely the start of a journey into our past.