Our SUMMER Historian is now available here!

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The Way Down South Walk
August 2018 Walk
Saturday, August 4, 9:30AM

The Bay View Historical Society’s annual August Walk will be held on Saturday, August 4th starting at 9:30 am. The walking tour will begin at Unity Lutheran Church, 1025 E. Oklahoma Avenue and will be led by Society members Ron Winkler and Greg Wernisch.

The cost is $5.00 for members of the Bay View Historical Society and $10.00 for nonmembers. Anyone who signs up to become a member of the society on the day of the walk will be admitted for $5.00. Each participant will also receive a copy of the Way Down South brochure. The Way Down South Walk is one of nine in a series of walking tours designed to help Bay Viewites and visitors gain an appreciation of the area’s history, architecture and lifestyle.

Length of the walk is approximately two miles and will cover the area from Howell Avenue to the Lake Parkway and from Oklahoma Avenue to Montana Street. Learn about Humboldt Park, one of Milwaukee’s five original parks created in 1890. Other sites include the Eugene Jewell Home, Henry Mann Mansion, Bruno Nordberg Home, Jacob Kwarigrock Cottages, Graham’s Subdivision and Sijan Field.  Please join us!

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 2018!concerts-at-bvhs_v3-01

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