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Milwaukee Irish Fest Scrapbook

Website Design & Development

In the early 1980s, members of Milwaukee's Irish community gathered to discuss opportunities to promote their Gaelic heritage in a city known for its German roots. The idea of a festival, a three-day event to promote Irish culture through music, dance, cultural exhibits, drama and sports, was born.

The Ward Irish Music Archives, which maintains a collection of photographs, videos, brochures and other artifacts from Milwaukee Irish Fest's history, wanted to provide website visitors with a means to browse and search its collection. Northwoods developed a website that fully integrates with the museum software PastPerfect to display the Milwaukee Irish Fest collection as a catalog of archival materials.

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