What’s New ?

DOORS OPEN at Beulah Brinton House on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21st!

Historic tours of the house on Saturday from 10-12 noon for children and families and 1-4 pm for general public! Learn about Bay View Historical Society archives on Sunday from 1-4 pm.

St. Francis Brewery will sell food and beverages from 11-3 pm on the lawn both days.

Live music with In Good Company on Saturday at noon and David HB Drake at 2-4 pm, the Riverwest Aces on Sunday from 2-4 pm!!

 Donations for musicians are welcome as a way to offer thanks!

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Bay View High School 100th Celebration!!

If you attended Bay View High School don’t miss this celebration of friends, neighbors and history on  Saturday, October 4th, 2013!

For registration see the Historian – August 2014 issue on our website

Contact Sonia Hass P.O. Box 320502  Franklin, Wi 53132

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Thanks Brandon Minga and local artists for your show at BV Gallery Night!

                                                           Lady Elgin


AVALON THEATER – Opening events!

Bay View Historical Society is thrilled to have the opportunity for fundraising at the re-opening of the Avalon Theater in Bay View.

With current construction and restoration underway, the opening looks to be in the first week of November. Details are available bayviewhistoricalsociety@gmail.com


View our new video:

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

Ron Winkler on the Road

Monday, Sept. 8th UW-Milwaukee Hefter Conference Center, 12:30 pm
3271 N. Lake Dr.
Monday, Oct. 27th -South Side Business Club  7pm  Wilson Commons
1500 W. Sonata Dr (off 13th Street)

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