1 Oct 2017

Doors Open at the Pfister

Doors Open at the Pfister

Doors Open Milwaukee was last weekend, a chance to explore behind-the-scenes of more than 150 buildings throughout the city. Peter Mortensen, Chief Concierge and Historian at the Pfister, gave the presentation at Doors Open. Peter has worked here for 31 years, and he’s a treasure. Something I particularly love about Peter is his extensive vocabulary—it’s […]

27 Sep 2017

(Impressions.)

(Impressions.)

When I first meet Christine, shyness seems to peek out of the corners of her words. I expect I’ll need to coax her out of her shell of timidity. But I’m mistaken.  I realize that if I look at Christine indirectly, through the eyes of her aunt Donna, I’ll see her more clearly. Christine just […]

20 Sep 2017

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister Book Club Reads Our Way Into Autumn

The Pfister isn’t too old to change. It’s growing into the perfect place to engage with books and others who love them, and this was very apparent at our book club meeting last Thursday. 45 of us (!!) gathered to discuss The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor, and just like that, we outgrew the Pfister […]

12 Sep 2017

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

A Woman By Herself: Being Astonished with Margaret Muza

When Margaret Muza is developing a tintype, she expects a sort of miracle staring back at her. She’s pleased with a photo when its subject, who is usually huddled next to her around the plastic tray she swirls “fixer” chemicals in to coat the tintype and finish the developing process, gasps as their image surfaces. […]

6 Sep 2017

Stacks of Story

Stacks of Story

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” -Joan Didion There are far too many stories swirling around the Pfister to ever write them all. Because I’m a firm believer that everyone’s life is worthy of reflection, that we all have beautiful stories to tell even when we can’t easily articulate them, I also know […]

2 Sep 2017

Unafraid

Unafraid

  Dee’s passion project is a podcast about horror. She and her closest friend have built this podcast together from the ground up. Each piece of the show is an aspect of the pair’s creativity and teamwork: the photography, graphic design, themes, interviews, even the cocktails they concoct to go with that week’s theme with […]