What's fun in February? Just ask Corwin

Last fall, Corwin Holzman, a graduate student in the English program, was able to pursue his passion for travel writing by arranging an internship with Getting Stamped travel bloggers Hannah and Adam Lukaszewicz.

"When I first started working in the fall of 2016 I had no idea what to expect," said Corwin, who met the couple via Skype as part of a summer blogging course offered by English professor Laura Otto.

"From that Skype session, it has been a whirlwind of learning, opportunity and occasional confusion," he said. "It's been an experience that I would have been hard-pressed to find elsewhere, but was exactly what I wanted.

"The flexibility and willingness Mt. Mary has shown working with my goals, and with other outside contributors, such as Getting Stamped, has enriched and broadened my educational experience tremendously."

His first blog project? A comprehensive list of tourist highlights around Milwaukee. Here, he curated a list of his favorite go-to spots for the month of February:

From quirky museums to spectacular dinner spots, with a smattering of everything in between, I wrote a piece, "77 Great Things to Do in Milwaukee." Here are my five favorites that best describe the breadth and diversity present in Milwaukee, and provide a little bit of offbeat fun.

  • American Science and Surplus, 6901 W Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee
    I am a huge lover of everything science and odd. But, even if you are not, this is a quirky store that will have something for everyone. It's full of gadgets and gizmos as well as posters of anything you can think of, giant eyeballs, for example.
  • Bronze Fonz, N Riverwalk Way, Milwaukee
    He's a T.V. legend. He defines a generation. He's also standing in the middle of downtown Milwaukee just begging you to take a photo with him. Give him a hug and smile! And don't forget to say "Ayyyyy!"
  • Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear, 1025 North Broadway, Milwaukee
    This unassuming building has some hidden treasures in it. It's dedicated to the world of the 1900's. Take a look at some of the odd and wonderful treasures of the last century.
  • St. Joan of Arc Chapel, 1250 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee
    It's the heart of Marquette, as well as the oldest building, by far, in Milwaukee. Built in the 15th century and flown over from France, this is a building that is bursting with history.
  • Odd Duck, 2352 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee
    One of the best restaurants I've been to. With an ever-changing menu, locally sourced food, and fantastically creative chefs, this restaurant is a truly delicious delight.

Read Corwin's full post on "Getting Stamped" and visit his current blog "Kata Nerd."


The flexibility and willingness Mt. Mary has shown working with my goals, and with other outside contributors, such as 'Getting Stamped,' has enriched and broadened my educational experience tremendously.

Corwin Holzman, graduate student in the English program