Broske Center

By early December 2019, the walls were going up.  Over 400 individuals, organizations, and businesses contributed over $1.1 million towards the building.  By June 2020, the doors were open, and families began celebrating the first weddings and graduations at the Broske Center.  In August, Inspiring Community was able to transfer to the City of Platteville the completed William (Bill) and Mary Lou Broske Center.

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Inspiring Community hands over the keys

The Broske Center in Legion Park is almost three times the size of the old Art Hall and comfortable seats up to 300 people.  It can be dividable into two spaces, offers use of a full kitchen, has restrooms, is heated and cooled, and includes a sound system.  Inspiring Community supported all administrative and banking tasks at no charge.  The City of Platteville Parks and Recreation Department manages and maintains the event center.   

Installing radiant floor
Installing radiant floor

Broske Center is usable year round.

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Walls going up in December 2019
Walls going up in December 2019

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Cindy, Mary Lou, and Barb
Cindy, Mary Lou, and Barb

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Installing radiant floor
Installing radiant floor

Broske Center is usable year round.

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This postcard from the early 1900s shows the very first Art Hall in Platteville.

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Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much

-Helen Keller