John Gurda awarded Gambrinus Prize

John Gurda awarded Gambrinus Prize

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John Gurda

John Gurda published “Milwaukee: City of Neighborhoods” through Historic Milwaukee, Inc. last September.

Tomorrow, the book will be awarded The Gambrinus Prize, named after the god of brewing and is awarded to the best book-length contribution to Milwaukee historiography. In addition, he will also be awarded an IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Award) bronze medal for Great Lakes – Best Regional Non-Fiction.

88Nine Presents has created a video series based on the books, hosted by Gurda. “Milwaukee with John Gurda” can be viewed HERE.

Watch the newest video in the series covering Milwaukee’s South Side:


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Host of 'Milwaukee with John Gurda' receives award from The Milwaukee County HIstorical Society

From a recent press release:

“John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of twenty-one books, on subjects ranging from life insurance to Frank Lloyd Wright and from heavy industries to historic cemeteries. Gurda is the author of the Making of Milwaukee, a feature-length history of the community. Milwaukee Public Television premiered an Emmy Award-winning documentary series based on the book in 2006. In addition to his work as an author, Gurda is a lecturer, tour guide, and local history columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He holds a B.A. in English from Boston College and an M.A. in Cultural Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Gurda is an eight-time winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Award of Merit.”