Our Mission: The Bay View Historical Society encourages a sense of community by conserving, celebrating and sharing Bay View’s rich heritage.

Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting our Mission through projects and programs.

Annual dues are:

  • $20 Individual/$17 Senior Individual (Age 65+)
  • $30 Household/$25 Senior Household (Age 65+)
  • $30 Nonprofit/Small Business
  • $55 Corporate

You are invited to become a member and be a part of our exciting programs and projects. All you need to do is fill out the request for membership form.

Download the Membership Application here. Please print it and send your request to:

The Bay View Historical Society
(Attention Membership Chairperson)
2590 S. Superior St.
Milwaukee, WI 53207-1954

General membership meetings are held the first Monday, every other month from February through December  except August.

  • The October meeting includes business dealing with finances and board elections. In February, April, June, and December a program of some historical significance/theme is presented, followed by a social hour. A historic walk replaces the August meeting. Be sure to check the calendar for programs and specific details.
  • Guest speakers present programs on various aspects of Bay View and Milwaukee history.
  • Classes on writing your Guided Autobiography.
  • Monthly house concerts featuring local musicians.
  • Historically inspired art for Bay View Gallery nights.
  • Partnerships with Wisconsin Public Television and Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning.
  • In addition to offering an opportunity to learn and think about history as it relates to Bay View, we offer an opportunity for members to share the history of this unique community.
  • Location: Beulah Brinton House – 2590 S. Superior Street
  • Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Community Agreements – Members of the BVHS work in collaborations throughout the area. We agree to the following as our way of working together:

Our focus is on the mission of the organization and working together to assure it happens.
Our commitment is to attend, participate and be part of the work that is presented at the monthly board meetings,   members and organization events.
Our interest is in furthering the current and future needs of the organization by working as colleagues, not on personal agendas or interests.
Our conversations and decisions reflect an honest and objective perspective, assuring respectful behaviors at all times.
Our work reflects our beliefs of being a community, coming together as role models and leaders to make a positive impact on its people.

Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held monthly. All members are welcome to attend the Board meetings, check the calendar for dates & time.

Member Benefits

As a Bay View Historical Society Member, you qualify for special discounts at many Bay View businesses. Just show your membership card when visiting any of the following Bay View businesses for specific benefits.

NEW – please use your 2015 BVHS membership with preferred providers:

                Attorney – Kathleen Tessmer  2616 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 414-744-8767
                Auto services – Bay View Service   2642 S. Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207   414-483-3333
                     Discount on oil changes
                Blacksmith – Milwaukee Blacksmith, corner of Chase St and Oklahoma Ave.
               Chiropractic Services–  Dr. Anne Maedke 3064 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Bay View, WI 53207 414-747-8822
                    Free phone consultation for current BVHS members
               Design Services – Brandon Minga “The Vintage Future”  262-497-0449.  Discount for current members
              Framing and gallery services – South Shore Gallery & Framing 2627 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Bay View,
                      WI   53207 414-481-1820. Discount for current members
              Locksmith – Quality Safe and Lock  2315 S. 13th Street  Milwaukee, WI 53215  414-383-5430
              Printing – Colonial Quality Printing  2997 S. Howell Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53207  414-489-0218
              Salon Services – Lovely Salon 2165 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Bay View, WI 53207 414-482-7271
                   Discount for members and welcome package for new BVHS members
             Snow removal  and landscaping– Stano Landscaping 414-358-1800
                  Services Beulah Brinton House including donated snow removal over 3”
             Tax Services – T-Q Tax Service by J. Toutenhoofd 2993 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Bay View WI 53207             
                     414-486-1800 Profits are donated to quality of life programs for seniors through non-profit
And we are pleased to continue member benefits with the following merchants:
Alice’s Bead Company -Alice Konkel
San Remy Gallery-Marshall Building
Milwaukee, WI
Discounts for members available.

First Weber Realty
Nancy Counter
2613 E. Bennett Ave.
Senior Realty Specialist
In appreciation of your business, you’ll receive a courtesy gift.

Hi Fi Cafe -Best HOME MADE food and coffee in town!
2640 S Kinnickinnic Ave
contact Mary Hart & Sarah Jones
Discounts for current members!

Luv Unlimited – new and used vintage clothing and more . . .
2649 S Kinnickinnic Ave
contact Sage Schwarm & Becky Heck
Discounts for current members!

One Mohr Production – character actors for all ages and events!
2339A E. Malvern Place
contact Kathleen Mohr

South Shore Gallery & Framing
2627 S Kinnickinnic Ave
contact Shelly LaLonde
Discounts for current members!

2995 S. Clement Ave.
contact Frank Tenuta

Wild Flour Bakery
422 E Lincoln Ave
contact Dolly & Greg Merton

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