What’s New ?

 HOLIDAY GATHERING – Saturday, Dec. 12th 2-5pm @ Beulah Brinton House

 Join us for a festive afternoon featuring Lori Fredrich and her new book – Milwaukee: A History of Cream City Cuisine at 2 pm with book signing! Also enjoy David Drake’s holiday songs, a gift shop full of great ideas – tote bags, books, posters, prints, t-shirts, and lovely treats and beverages. John Gurda’s new book MILWAUKEE City of Neighborhoods is also available.  We’ll be showcasing vintage decorations!!   COME to lift your spirits . . . and see the changes!


Annual Meeting and Election of 2015-16 Board

We are so fortunate to add the talents and dedication of John Fisher, Laura Hickman, and John Sargent to our BV Historical Society Board of Directors!  Welcome wonderful leaders!!


Bay View Visioning Conference –  Nov. 10th @ Parkside School

Our Bay View: Values, Voices & Vision!
Community organizations co-hosted a conference on the future of development in Bay View. KK Business Improvement District, Bay View Neighborhood Association, and Bay View Historical Society worked together to present the first ever Bay View Visioning Conference. The goal of this conference was to provide deeper insight into the development process, as well as answer neighborhood concerns about the past, present and potential impact of property development in Bay View.


BAY VIEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY celebrated our 35th Anniversary!

Aug. 28th was a Historic Pub Crawl.  All  13 stops were fun and full of surprizes!  Bay View Historic Pub Crawl- GUIDE

Aug. 29th was an all day CELEBRATION -ENJOYING COMMUNITY! @ Beulah Brinton House


BVHS PLATE_FLAT                                                                                              design contributed by long time Bay View resident, Jim Toth!


View our 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


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