View our DECEMBER, 2018 Historian!


Brinton House Open House
Saturday, January 26
1 – 4 P.M.

Take a tour of this historic home and learn about Bay View History

2590 S. Superior Street

Vaudeville and its effect on American Entertainment
Monday, February 4 – 6:30 P.M.

The Bay View Historical Society will present Nancy McQuide speaking on VAUDEVILLE AND ITS EFFECT ON AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT, at Puddler’s Hall, 2461 South Saint Clair in Milwaukee on Monday February 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The program is free and open to the public.

Variety Theater of the 1890s to the 1930s had a huge influence on American
radio, movies, television and theater. Revisit some great past entertainers such as Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, and others, and discover their influences on today’s media and entertainments.

Nancy McQuide is an actress, choreographer, mime, writer, theater and dance teacher, and speaker. She was a teaching artist for Milwaukee Repertory Theater for 15 years, a guest artist with the Milwaukee Symphony, and is currently an annual performer at Summerfest, teacher of dance at UW-Milwaukee, a frequent performer in schools, libraries, and special events, choreographs for schools and community theaters, and specializes in theater for children and for the elderly.

Additional Information at:
Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/513191032507893/
Phone: 262-951-1915
Email: healingqueen19@gmail.com

Finding Father Christmas:
Traditions to Remember Holiday Gathering

Saturday, December 8, 3pm – 7pm
If you want to find Father Christmas and get into the holiday spirit this year, the Beulah Brinton House is the place to be.  The Holiday Gathering this year will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 3pm – 7pm at the Beulah Brinton House, the home of the Bay View Historical Society.  I attended this wonderful gathering last year, and have been doing so for the past several years.  If you are looking for a good old fashioned Christmas celebration, then this event is a must for you.  There will be music, songs, storytelling, Christmas decorations and of course holiday treats and refreshments for all.  Come join your neighbors and friends, and make new friends and acquaintances, as well as memories to last a lifetime.  In this day and age, and the fast and hectic pace of life, sometimes it is nice to sit down and relax and take in the holiday spirit the way Christmas used to be.  Bring the children, too, as Father Christmas will read a story to them and be available to have photos taken with him.  This is a family friendly event that I’m sure your kids or grandchildren will enjoy.  Finding Father Christmas and the true holiday spirit is easy as it will all be here for all to enjoy.  And I’m sure Beulah Brinton would have wanted it that way!

Beulah Brinton Open House — Tours 1pm – 3pm

          3pm – Paul Akert as Father Christmas

         4pm – Jim Winston, Guitar

          5pm – Jean-Andrew, Storyteller

          6pm – Gnorman the Gnome, Sing a long

Special holiday treats and beverages provided


The Bay View Historical Society Annual Dinner
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 – South Shore Yacht Club

Thanks to everyone for making the evening a great success.

Special thanks to our
Silent Auction Contributors: 
Anne Meadke
Cherylann Kelly
Clearwater Outdoor
Colonial Quality Printing
David HB Drake
Discovery World
Enlightened Brewing Company
Harbor House
John Gurda
Kathy Mulvey
Kevin Petajan
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee Boat Line
Rick Hake
Robert Lenz
Sabrosa Restaurant

NEW house concert series for 2019!concerts-at-bvhs_v3-01

For a complete listing of concerts at the Beulah Brinton House,
click on “Calendar of Events” in the left column.
For more information visit:  http://www.organicarts.info


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!

Ron Winkler’s book, Town of Lake published by Arcadia Publishing Company is  available!  Please click here to order:  Town of Lake book order form

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.

mural with artists

Historic Awakenings
Bay View’s mural of historic landmarks!

Sincere thanks and appreciation to
NIDC – Community Improvement Projects
for funding our artists

and to KK Ave.BID #44
for cooperation throughout this installation!


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