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Humboldt Park to Celebrate 125th Anniversary, June 4
Milwaukee, WI (May 26, 2016) –Humboldt Park Friends, Saint Francis Brewery, and Milwaukee County Parks will host the 125th anniversary celebration of Humboldt Park, with local historian John Gurda giving a historic overview and Ron Winkler leading a walking tour of the park. The free family-friendly event is Saturday, June 4, from 3-6 p.m. at Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Garden at Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave.


*In Grandma’s Garden* on Monday, June 6th @ the historic Beulah Brinton House!

Kristia Wildflower will teach us about the roots of the plants and the people who brought them to thegarden. We will unearth the fascinating facts and folklore of the flowers & food grown at the Beulah Brinton house.
You will learn which plants are native, alien, or naturalized and if they traveledby water or land.

This program is suitable for families.

 “Behold the Woman” – BV Gallery Night featured Thomas Hellstrom’s study of Beulah Brinton. Understand her spirit as a futurist, community organizer, and champion of youth in the late 1800’s on this link:



GREAT APPRECIATION for local businesses who generously donated to the raffle at our Annual Dinner!!

Anodyne, Babe’s Ice Cream, Cafe Centraal, Collectivo, Cream City Swirl, C-VECHE, Dom & Phil’s DeMarinis, Guanajuato’s, Hi-Fi Cafe, Honey Pie, Hue, Lulu Cafe, Odd Duck, Palomino, Riveria Maya, Sugar Maple, Sven’s, Tenuta’s, Three Brothers



 We have Lori Fredrich’s book – Milwaukee: A History of Cream City Cuisine! And John Gurda’s new book MILWAUKEE City of Neighborhoods is also available in our gift shop which is full of great ideas – tote bags, books, posters, prints, t-shirts. Special thanks to David Drake for his holiday music and continued help with our monthly musical features!


Great program by Nicolas Lampert sharing from his book – Peoples Art History

Lampert is an interdisciplinary artist and author whose work focuses on themes of social justice and ecology. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Milwaukee Art Museum, among others. Collectively, he works with three groups: the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, ReciproCity, and Climate Prints.


Bay View Visioning Conference –  Nov. 10th @ Parkside School

Our Bay View: Values, Voices & Vision!
Community organizations co-hosted a conference on the future of development in Bay View. KK Business Improvement District, Bay View Neighborhood Association, and Bay View Historical Society worked together to present the first ever Bay View Visioning Conference. The goal of this conference was to provide deeper insight into the development process, as well as answer neighborhood concerns about the past, present and potential impact of property development in Bay View.


BAY VIEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY celebrated our 35th Anniversary!

Aug. 28th was a Historic Pub Crawl.  All  13 stops were fun and full of surprizes!  Bay View Historic Pub Crawl- GUIDE

Aug. 29th was an all day CELEBRATION -ENJOYING COMMUNITY! @ Beulah Brinton House


BVHS PLATE_FLAT                                                                                              design contributed by long time Bay View resident, Jim Toth!


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Bay View Historical Society:
A Home to the History of Bay View


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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