Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Finley to discuss museum's future at Newsmaker Luncheon

MILWAUKEE, WI— Dan Finley, president of the Milwaukee Public Museum, will be the featured guest at the Milwaukee Press Club's Newsmaker Luncheon on Wednesday, April 23. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Newsroom Pub in downtown Milwaukee at 137 E. Wells St.

Finley will discuss the Milwaukee Public Museum's financial condition and outlook. He will assess the success of the "Body Worlds" exhibit and discuss future exhibits and other changes planned for the museum. He also will discuss the future of the former Discovery World space adjacent to the museum and the state of Milwaukee's tourism industry.

The Milwaukee Public Museum recently made its final repayment on a $6 million loan that was guaranteed by Milwaukee County. The repayment of the loan closed a rocky chapter for the museum. Finley, the former Waukesha County executive, took the helm of the museum in July 2005.

The public is invited to attend the Newsmaker Luncheon, where Finley will take questions from a panel of professional journalists.

The Milwaukee Press Club's Newsmaker Luncheon Series is sponsored by Journal Communications and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The Press Club presents the Newsmaker Luncheons monthly to shed light on issues of the day. The public is invited to attend the luncheons. The cost to attend is $15 for MPC members, $20 for non-members, $10 for students. Lunch is included. Pre-registration and advance payment is required and may be done online at Checks may be mailed to the MPC at PO Box 223, Hales Corners, WI 53130-0223. Cancellations will be accepted up to 48 hours in advance for a full refund. Contact the Milwaukee Press Club at or 414-588-9571 with any further questions. To pay by credit card, call 262-894-2224.

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