What’s New?

The September BVHS Historian is now available!
Please click here for the PDF version. 


Annual Membership Meeting
& Election of Board Members
Monday, October 2, at 6:30pm

The Bay View Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting on Monday, October 2, at 6:30pm.  We will hold an election of new board members at the meeting.  
This is a very talented list of people with unique skills and qualifications.  Attendance of BVHS members is greatly encouraged.  Only active members who have paid their dues for 2017 are qualified to vote.  Please be sure to attend this important meeting that helps to shape the future of the Bay View Historical Society. 

“Lighthouses and Keepers of the Great Lakes”
by Phillip Block

After the election of officers and other business (Monday, October 2, 6:30pm) Phillip Block will present his program on “Lighthouses and Keepers of the Great Lakes.”  Phillip Block is a lifelong photographer, writer and dedicated lighthouse enthusiast who has visited over 250 lighthouses in the Great Lakes and Atlantic Coastal regions of the United States and Canada.  Block’s Lightstations.com website provides an insightful background to many of these lighthouses.

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