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Join Mayor Barrett and Historic Milwaukee for a community walk through Bay View. The walk will go down Kinnickinnic Avenue to tell the story of how Bay View began with a patchwork of industry and diverse group of immigrants and grew to
the charming neighborhood you see today. The walking tour is free of charge.
Monday, August 22, 2016
6:00 pm
Zillman Park  2180 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.


Ron Winkler’s KK Link Walk
Saturday, August 6

The Bay View Historical Society will hold its annual August Walk on Saturday, August 6th. The KK Link Walk will be led by Ron Winkler and Greg Wernisch. The length of the walk is approximately two miles and will cover the area from Dover St. north to Lincoln Ave., between Lenox and Howell. In addition to the Avalon Theater, other sites on the tour include the Joseph Williams house (behind the Avalon Theater), Bay View Library, St. Lucas Lutheran Church and School, Dover Street School, Bay View Bethel Evangelical Church, and many historic homes.

Kinnickinnic Avenue, also known as KK, takes its name from the river which it crosses north of Becher Street. Kinnickinnic means “it is mixed” and comes from a blend of tobacco, leaves and bark which was smoked by Native American Indians who inhabited this area prior to the 1830s.




Ron Winkler’s book, Town of Lake published by Arcadia Publishing Company is  available!

order using the attached form:Town of Lake book order form


Celebrating Bay View’s Rich History

Established in 1979, the Bay View Historical Society consists of volunteers dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Our headquarters is located in the Historic Beulah Brinton House on the corner of South Superior Street and East Pryor Avenue in Bay View.

We are an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Historical Society and a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Your donations and in-kind gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law. If you would like to contribute to the society, please contact us.

In addition to sponsoring a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, programs and projects, the Society publishes a newsletter, presents bimonthly programs at the Beulah Brinton Community Center, and maintains community archives and research collections. Please make your way through our site using the links on the left, and thanks for coming by.

Remember to renew your membership and make a tax-deductible donation soon!


 Images of America -Bay View the book written by Ron Winkler is available.This historical book is available for purchase and has been very well received by those who already have a copy. See publications for more information.

  • Check out the membership page to find out which Bay View businesses are giving discounts to Bay View Historical Society members.

Bay View Historical Society
2590 S. Superior Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207-1954

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