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May 14, 2012

Atomic Details from The Milwaukee Public Museum

By RetroRuth

We made our annual stop at the Milwaukee Public Museum on our recent trip back to Wisconsin. It’s one of those places that Tom and I just have to visit every year.

And this is the first year that I actually convinced Tom to take pictures inside the men’s bathroom on the second floor!


All my other attempts to get him to take pictures of this bathroom in previous years have been met with either eye rolling or dismissive snorting. I am not sure if he is just getting used to me jabbing him and insisting he take pictures and is starting to go along with it, or if he just couldn’t resist the coolness any longer.


This is totally the best public restroom door handle ever. I mean, ever!! There is also one on the woman’s side, but it is a little more beat-up than this one. The woman’s bathroom is, by the way, done in peach tile.  I’ll have to get pictures of that one when we go back!

These bathrooms are the most atomic part of the museum, but there are tons of other really great goodies to see.


Like this fabulous metal door, which I actually spent so many minutes admiring that Tom’s parents thought they had lost us among the herds of school kids.

And, no trip to the museum is complete without some pictures from The Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit.



The Streets of Old Milwaukee is something that every child was forced to go see when they were in school.  I always loved it and now seeing it brings back great memories!

So, what do you think of the atomic restroom door handle, guys? Best ever?

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5 Responses to Atomic Details from The Milwaukee Public Museum

  1. deb Reply

    May 14, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Yay Tom for taking the pics!

  2. Kate Reply

    May 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Ohhh next time I’m at the museum, I’ll have to check out those second floor bathrooms!

    Love the streets of Old Milwaukee!

    What part of the state/country are you guys living in now?

  3. Andrea Reply

    May 15, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Definitely the best ever!

  4. Sara In AZ Reply

    May 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Totally the best ever! 🙂

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