Beulah Brinton House designated as one of the “10 Buildings to Save in 2010”.   Click here to listen to the conversation about the Beulah Brinton House on WUWM: A discussion of the work being done to preserve Milwaukee\’s historic buildings  with Matt Jarosz, Director of the Institute for Historic Preservation in the UWM School of Architecture. To find out more about this programming visit  WUWM: UWM Today

Bay View Historical Society on Spotlight Milwaukee

Click the link below to view the recent MATC Spotlight Milwaukee focusing  on Bay View, with a presentation by BVHS’ own William O’Brien.

Spotlight Milwaukee: Bay View

Bay View Historical Society in Wisconsin Builder Magazine

The Beulah Brinton House was fetaured in the January 1, 2010, issue of Wisconsin Builder Magazine in an article by Melissa Rigney Baxter, Setting the Foundation.  Please click on the link below to read the article.

Setting the Foundation

Bay View Historical Society on WUWM (89.7 FM)

On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, Bay View Historical Society President, Kathy Muley and Capital Campaign Committee Members Amy Mihelich and Bill O’Brien talked with WUWM’s Bommie North about the Bay View Historical Society and the Beulah Brinton House on Lake Effect.

You can listen to the archive or download the discussion as a podcast from the Lake Effect Website at


Urban Anthropology Inc

Urban Anthropology Inc. is an organization located directly west of Bay View in the Old South Side Settlement Museum at 707 W. Lincoln Avenue.  Urban Anthropology was formed in 1999 by a group of cultural anthropologists who wanted to make contributions to Milwaukee using skills acquired through the study and practice of anthropology, such as cultural research, museum curation, cultural land-use, neighborhood oral histories, teaching, film-making, and other art forms. Urban Anthropology has developed a series of programs of national and Wisconsin interest. Find out more by visiting their website:

Historical Societies

Historical Research

  • Recollection Wisconsin is an expanding digital collection featuring thousands of historic photos, postcards, maps, letters, diaries, books, artifacts, oral histories and other digital collections from dozens of Wisconsin libraries, archives, museums and historical societies. Users can search across all content, browse sub-collections based on subject categories and types of material, or explore a map of content contribution.
  • National Park Service – U.S. Department of the Interior – TPS
    Technical Preservation Services (TPS) is the nation’s leading provider of information and guidance on the care of historic buildings:Technical Preservation Services
  • Wisconsin Historical Society – Office of Historic Buildings
    The Office of Historic Buildings documents and records historic architecture statewide; serves as a clearinghouse for information on historic architecture; and funds local history research to increase public understanding of the past:
    Applications and published information about the federal or state historic preservation tax credit programs.
  • The Wisconsin Pioneer Experience:
    This website is a digital collection of hundreds of primary documents from Wisconsin History. The website provides access to agricultural newspapers, diaries and journals, city directories, and other great materials:
    Click Here for Link
  • Children in Urban America Project
    This website is maintained by Marquette University and primarily focuses on the experiences of children in Milwaukee. There are some terrific photos and primary documents included throughout the webpages:
    Click Here for Link
  • Newspaper Archive Elite
    This website provides digital access to thousands of newspapers from throughout the world, spanning hundreds of years into the present. Many Wisconsin newspapers have been digitalized and placed on the website. This database is constantly updated. The New York Times and Chicago Times/Tribune have separate digitization projects. Both major newspapers often covered events in Milwaukee and Bay View.
    Click Here for Link
  • UWM Archives
    Few researchers consider visiting the UWM library to find out about local history. But, this should be a first stop for any local researchers! The archives are a regional research center for the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS). Quite a bit of the WHS materials relating to Milwaukee (and Bay View), are held here:
    Click Here for Link

Local Web Sites

Bay View Historical Society
2590 S. Superior Street
Milwaukee, WI 53207-1954