April 30, May 14 &
June 4 (Main event)

Storytellers are wanted for an event on June 4th at Puddler’s Hall, a collaboration between the Bay View Historical Society and Ex Fabula.  The theme of the evening is immigration.

We are looking for people who are interested in sharing their stories about how their families made it to Bay View.  Your stories can be historical or modern day, from a land far away or just nearby.

The commitment for the event is three Monday evenings.  The first two meetings are workshops on April 30 and May 14th from 6:30-8:30 at the Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior Street.  The main event will be at Puddler’s Hall on June 4 at 6:30pm.

Ex Fabula is a Milwaukee nonprofit that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling.  StorySlams are spaces where adults can connect over true, personal stories.

Contact Anne Maedke for more information:
Phone: 414-305-5520

The Bay View Historical Society Annual Dinner

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 – South Shore Yacht Club
Click here for details


Play Reading at Beulah Brinton House

There will be a reading of a new play, A Vision of Light, written by Scott Kopischke at the historic Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior Street.  The reading will be on Monday, April 23 at 7pm and is free of charge.

In A Vision Of Light, four geniuses, in separate incidents, each experience similar life-changing events. They all find their way to the same hospital seeking treatment. When the local bishop hears of their shared plight, he believes there may be a spiritual component to their experiences, and he sends a priest to investigate.



2018-03_historianCheck out the new March Historian here!



NEW house concert series for 2017-18!


For a complete listing of concerts at the Beulah Brinton House, please click here: http://www.organicarts.info/Main/BeulahBrintonHouseConcerts.




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