Milwaukee's Irish community invites you to visit the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICHC)
located in the landmark Grand Avenue Congregational Church building
just west of downtown. This impressive Edward Townsend Mix limestone structure retains almost all of the original features from its construction in the 1880s. It now is the home of a wide range of cultural and educational programs and the site for concerts, lectures, art exhibits, dances, Irish music classes, and a center for genealogical research. The halls and parlors of the ICHC are available for rent
by individuals or organizations.
For years, Irish Americans in the Milwaukee area dreamed of creating an Irish community center. In the early 1990s, a determined group set about the task to preserve our heritage. On March 25, 1992, the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center of Wisconsin, Inc. was incorporated and later received 501(c)(3) designation. Many Irish organizations were included in the initial planning and fund-raising efforts. Today, the ICHC is run by a board of directors. Hundreds of volunteers maintain the facility and make all the activities possible.