ENCOURAGING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY BY PRESERVING, CELEBRATING, AND SHARING BAY VIEW’S RICH HERITAGE
MATCHING GIFT CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE MORTGAGE
Bay View Historical Society has been given a wonderful opportunity to significantly reduce the Brinton House mortgage.
In 2005 the members of the BVHS approved the purchase of the historic Beulah Brinton House. The house cost of $450,000 was a major commitment for the Society. Through fundraising projects and campaigns, the Society has raised the money needed to make the monthly mortgage payments for the past eight years.
An anonymous donor gave the Society $150,000 in November 2012 to apply toward mortgage reduction. With this most generous gift, the remaining mortgage balance due went below $150,000.
The same anonymous donor has now offered to further help BVHS by matching any gift made to the Society by December 31, 2013. For example, if $100 is given, the anonymous donor will match that gift so that the Society receives $200. Each gift will be doubled and each gift is tax-deductable.
This campaign gives everyone the opportunity to help the BVHS in a huge way. With the strong participation of friends of the Society, the BVHS will get much closer to retiring the Brinton House mortgage.
Please give generously. Thank you!
Your check of any amount can be made payable to BVHS and sent to: Bay View Historical Society, 2590 S. Superior Street, Milwaukee WI 53207
Thanks LIL’ REV AND LARRY PENN
Your music and storytelling were so appreciated!! Please come again soon.
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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 will be available December 14th at the Holiday Gathering!
Pre-order using the attached form:Town_of_Lake
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 Calendar of Events– it’s updated frequently
- Check out the membership page to find out which Bay View businesses are giving discounts to Bay View Historical Society members.