What’s New ?


Join us on Monday, Feb. 2nd at 6:30 featuring Anna Passante and her newest book,

From Nojoshing to St. Francis, From Settlement to City- the Early History of St. Francis, WI (part 1)

We are meeting at the Beulah Brinton House – 2590 S. Superior St.


Also a gentle reminder to renew your membership if you haven’t yet for 2015.  There are still wonderful mittens available but going fast as they have been very well received!


“HEART & SOUL” – house concert by David HB Drake

on Sunday, Feb. 15th @ 4 pm.

Come to enjoy David’s wonderful music and the lovely Beulah Brinton House  -2590 S. Superior Street

Donations appreciated!


AVALON THEATER – Opening events so very wonderful!

Bay View Historical Society truly appreciates the opportunity for fundraising at the re-opening of the Avalon Theater in Bay View.

The entire three day event was a huge success, and we thank our donors, supporters, and all the Avalon team!!

Congratulations to Lee Barczak and the entire Neighborhood Theater Group in restoring this magnificent theater!


Bay View Historical Society welcomes new members to Board of Directors:  Sonja Nelson Gurda and Marty Ziech have been elected to join the leadership team for 2015.  Our 11 member board will be reviewing progress on the 2010 strategic plan and setting the direction for the next 5 years at a fall retreat.

DOORS OPEN at Beulah Brinton House was a wonderful success!

Over 2500 people participated in historic tours of the house by Bay View Historical Society members.

Brandon Minga of Vintage Future curated historically inspired art throughout the Beulah Brinton House – creative and inspiring!

St. Francis Brewery provided food and beverages and sponsored our musicians -In Good Company, David HB Drake, the Riverwest Aces!   Thank you!

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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


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