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Greenfield Library to host Alan Kulwicki Exhibit Preview

The Milwaukee County Historical Society's new exhibit opens April 5. The library will host some items from that exhibit throughout April.

Alan Kulwicki fans anxious to get a sneak-peak at the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s new exhibit honoring the late race car driver from right here in Greenfield won’t have to go too far.

The Greenfield Public Library will host a preview display of the exhibit, during normal library hours, for the entire month of April.

Alan Kulwicki: A Champion’s Story, will open at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, on April 5. The exhibit will remain on display until December 31.

Alan Kulwicki: A Champion’s Story highlights the life and racing career of Greenfield’s own Kulwicki, the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion.

The exhibit, generously supported by the Kulwicki family, features numerous artifacts from the racer’s career including driving suits, helmets, trophies, and souvenirs, as well as extensive racing and interview footage. Of particular note are interactive kiosks that feature interviews with Alan’s racing family and an interactive racing game that allows the visitor to compete against Alan for the fastest lap. 

“Alan’s story is truly inspirational. Through hard work, a commitment to education and learning, and strong family and community ties, Alan pursued and achieved his dream with passion and enthusiasm,” Milwaukee County Historical Society Executive Director Scott Stroh said in a release. “He simply never gave up, and this exhibit, through an amazing variety of interactive displays and collection items, will showcase Alan’s life and legacy, and also provide insight into how his story is very much Milwaukee’s story.”

An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Historical Society. The event is free and open to the public. Beginning Saturday, April 6, admission is $5 for adults, and free for youth under the age of 12.

Questions about the exhibit may be directed to Jeff Kollath at jkollath@milwaukeehistory.net or 414-273-7257.

Billy "BigCat" Schmid April 23, 2013 at 05:15 PM
He is a real hero from the city and no one recognizes it! Awesome to see!
Brandon Kurta April 26, 2013 at 04:58 PM
This sounds pretty interesting, I'll have to check it out!

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