Ways To Give

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Annual Support

In addition to memberships, the Bay View Historical Society looks to individuals, corporations and foundations for annual support. This additional support funds our efforts in preservation; enables us to maintain our archive collection; produce our bi-monthly newsletter; create exhibitions and educational programs and meet operational expenses. Unless directed to a particular program or project, gifts to the Annual Fund provide resources to meet current institutional needs and take advantage of unanticipated opportunities.

Preserve Bay View’s History and increase your support of the Historical Society by sending your check to:

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

Donors are acknowledged in the BVHS Newsletter.

Capital Campaign

In the heart of Bay View lies the Historic Beulah Brinton House an 1870’s Gothic Rivival.  As a founder of our community, Beulah Brinton opened her home to immigrant mill workers and settlers and provided them with a warm sense of community, generosity, and conviviality.  The Beulah Brinton House became a focal point of the neighborhood, and Ms. Brinton’s hospitality ultimately shaped the composition and personality of the Bay View community as we know it today.

In 2005, the Society purchased the Historic Beulah Brinton House to preserve and restore it as a focal point of the Bay View community.  Members embraced a great opportunity–to create a new center of community in one of Bay View’s most historic structures–but also accepted an awesome responsibility, represented by a $360,000 mortgage.  The mortgage doubled the Society’s operating expenses, with the majority of the funds supporting interest payments, not principal. After a very successful capital campaign and donation from the Sandy Schuetz estate, the mortgage was paid off in March of 2015!!  Thanks for all the support.

Planned Gifts

Keep Bay View’s history alive with a gift through your will.   A will is one of the most popular vehicles for making gifts through one’s estate. For each multimillion dollar charitable bequest you may have read about, countless people of all means, in all walks of life, make bequests as well. Indeed the economic stability of charitable causes of all types, including the Bay View Historical Society, has been built over the years largely because of charitable bequests.

Leaving a legacy to future generations is a rewarding and noble act. However, a gift from your estate – whether through your will or other estate planning vehicles – can only be made if you plan. Very simple plans are often all that are required. Should you be interested in gifting property, the society has a gift policy to follow!  Please use the link to understand the steps that need to be taken:  Gift policy (1)  

We will be pleased to discuss ways in which we can help you meet your charitable goals. Be sure to consult your attorney or advisor for the best advise in your situation.

For more details contact the Bay View Historical Society. Click here to send us an e-mail.


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

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