What’s New ?

Annual Dinner at SSYC on Saturday, April 26th!

Spend a lovely evening with friends of BVHS, we’ll have social and silent auction with music at 5:30.

Dinner and program, along with awards will follow at 6:30 pm.  Use the RSVP in April Historian or the Annual Dinner tab on this website to reserve your place by April 18th!


Guided Autobiography classes begin Monday, April 14th! Free class on the 14th, then register for 10 weeks from April 21 – June 23. Watch for details in the April Historian.


AVALON THEATER – Opening events!

Bay View Historical Society is thrilled to offer a very special fundraiser at the Avalon Theater in late July. Details and on-line tickets are available now through the Horny Goat website under events www.hghideaway.com 

Check the April issue of the Historian and media releases.  The pre-party will be held on May 20th  from 5- 8 pm at Horny Goat Brewery!


THANKS to all who participated in the MATCHING GIFT CAMPAIGN!
Bay View Historical Society was given a wonderful opportunity to significantly reduce the Beulah Brinton House mortgage. In a very successful matching donations campaign we raised $72,368!
The major donors and lifetime members are:
Susan Ballje, Nadine Barthuli, Ilona Bauer, David Bellrichard
Mary Gutzwiller, Susan & James Herzfeld,
William Stark Jones Foundation,
Kopmeier Family, Kurt & Amy Mihelich, Frank & Kathy Mulvey,
Donna Pogliano, Craig Risser & Chris Rieck-Risser,
Donovan Riley, Martin & Elaine Schreiber, Nancy Tawney


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, April 7th – Bay View Historical Society, 6:30 pm

            Beulah Brinton House 2590 S. Superior St, Bay View

Tuesday, April 15th – Cudahy Historical Society, 7 pm 4647 S. KK Ave.

Saturday, April 19th – St. Francis Brewery 3825 S. KK Ave.
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