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Bay View Historical Society The Bay View Historical Society is a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich herita

The house is all decked out for the holidays! Visit us today from 1-4pm during our open house. 🎄
02/12/2023

The house is all decked out for the holidays! Visit us today from 1-4pm during our open house. 🎄

01/12/2023

What’s one Bay View business you miss that no longer exists? 🤔

EDMUND FITZGERALD DocumentaryTuesday, October 31stBay View Public Library2566 S Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WIProgra...
15/10/2023

EDMUND FITZGERALD Documentary
Tuesday, October 31st

Bay View Public Library
2566 S Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Program begins at 6:30 p.m. - FREE

Guest Speaker: Christopher H. Gillcrist, Executive Director
National Museum of the Great Lakes, Toledo, Ohio

Walk ins are welcome.
Reservations email: Fitz 1975 Bob Campbell email.jpg

Photo by Bob Campbell

01/10/2023

The BVHS Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30pm CST. Join us in-person at the Beulah Brinton House, virtually via Microsoft Teams or through an online vote. Check your email for information to join virtually or vote online.

Current paid members will be invited to vote for our slate of new board members. The bios are available in the most recent version of the Historian.

Only about 1 week left to get your bids in!
23/07/2023

Only about 1 week left to get your bids in!

🏠 Experience an evening with John and Sonja Nelson Gurda at the Beulah Brinton House — a rare opportunity! 🌟

Join us to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic home of Warren and Beulah Brinton in Bay View. This special bidding event is a fundraiser to enhance the property.

🏰 Home and Property Tour: Explore the Beulah Brinton House and grounds while savoring appetizers and beverages.

🍽️ 🍷 Fine Dining, Delightful Stories: Enjoy a delectable dinner for 8 with multiple courses while John and Sonja share captivating tales about the Bay View area.

🍰 Sweet Endings, Special Stories: Delight in desserts and beverages paired with personalized narratives.

🎗️ Fundraiser for a Good Cause: Your donation may be eligible for an itemized tax deduction.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the magic of the Beulah Brinton House while supporting its preservation. Bid now! Details in the link below. 🍂

https://bayviewhistoricalsociety.org/shop/a-night-with-john-sonja-nelson-gurda/

🏠 Experience an evening with John and Sonja Nelson Gurda at the Beulah Brinton House — a rare opportunity! 🌟Join us to c...
02/07/2023

🏠 Experience an evening with John and Sonja Nelson Gurda at the Beulah Brinton House — a rare opportunity! 🌟

Join us to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic home of Warren and Beulah Brinton in Bay View. This special bidding event is a fundraiser to enhance the property.

🏰 Home and Property Tour: Explore the Beulah Brinton House and grounds while savoring appetizers and beverages.

🍽️ 🍷 Fine Dining, Delightful Stories: Enjoy a delectable dinner for 8 with multiple courses while John and Sonja share captivating tales about the Bay View area.

🍰 Sweet Endings, Special Stories: Delight in desserts and beverages paired with personalized narratives.

🎗️ Fundraiser for a Good Cause: Your donation may be eligible for an itemized tax deduction.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the magic of the Beulah Brinton House while supporting its preservation. Bid now! Details in the link below. 🍂

https://bayviewhistoricalsociety.org/shop/a-night-with-john-sonja-nelson-gurda/

📢 Calling all history enthusiasts and community-minded individuals! 🏛️🌟Are you passionate about preserving our local her...
12/06/2023

📢 Calling all history enthusiasts and community-minded individuals! 🏛️🌟

Are you passionate about preserving our local heritage and sharing the stories that have shaped our community? 📚🏰 If so, we have an incredible opportunity for you to make a difference!

The Bay View Historical Society is on the lookout for dedicated volunteers to join our ranks and help us in our mission to promote and preserve the rich history of our beloved Bay View neighborhood. 🌇✨

As a volunteer with the Bay View Historical Society, you'll have the chance to:

🔍 Dive into the archives: Uncover fascinating historical artifacts, documents, and photographs that provide glimpses into the past.

🌐 Research and document: Delve into the stories of notable figures, landmark buildings, and significant events, ensuring they're preserved for generations to come.

📢 Spread the word: Assist in marketing and promoting our events and initiatives to raise awareness and engage the community.

🗣️ Engage the community: Help organize educational, fundraising and social events that allow residents and visitors to experience the rich tapestry of Bay View's past.

📝 Write and share: Contribute to our website and social media platforms, spreading knowledge and fostering a love for local history among a wider audience.

By joining our team, you'll not only be connecting with fellow history enthusiasts but also making a meaningful impact on our community's cultural heritage. 🤝💙

Whether you're a seasoned historian, a student seeking hands-on experience, or simply someone with a genuine interest in the stories that make our neighborhood special, we welcome you with open arms. 🤗

To learn more about volunteering with the Bay View Historical Society and to express your interest, please reach out to us directly at [email protected] 🌐✉️

Let's come together and ensure that the history of Bay View remains alive and vibrant for future generations! 🌺🏰✨

📣 Join us tomorrow, June 10th, 1:00 pm at 2940 S. Logan Avenue as we designate the Bruno Nordberg house as Bay View Hist...
10/06/2023

📣 Join us tomorrow, June 10th, 1:00 pm at 2940 S. Logan Avenue as we designate the Bruno Nordberg house as Bay View Historical Society's 28th landmark! 🌟

Learn about the house's history and the founding of Bay View's Nordberg Manufacturing Company through a presentation by Landmarks Historian Ron Winkler. BVHS President Margaret Herzfeld will join to present the landmark plaque.

Enjoy a piano recital at 1:45 pm, receive a souvenir booklet, and explore the house. The event is free, open to the public, rain or shine. Don't miss it! 🏡✨🎹

Come see us Saturday!
09/05/2023

Come see us Saturday!

The 150-year -old Beulah Brinton house is Milwaukee's most intact Gothic revival style wood frame house. The beautiful house will be available to tour as part of HMI's Spaces & Traces and will be hosted by the Bay View Historical Society.

To purchase your tickets either:
(1) Go to the Linktr.ee in our bio and choose - “Buy Spaces & Traces Tickets”
(2) Click the link below:
https://book.peek.com/s/fb485ae9-46aa-4cf2-b61e-bd4f7d8b44a8/XDLoD

For the second year in a row, we sold out our Annual Fundraising Dinner at South Shore Yacht Club! What a fun night! Tha...
09/05/2023

For the second year in a row, we sold out our Annual Fundraising Dinner at South Shore Yacht Club! What a fun night! Thank you to Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and StateRep. Christine Sinicki for attending as well as author and St. Francis Historical Society President, Anna Passante, for her excellent presentation on Dick Wiken.

Photo Credit: Kevin Petajan

We are so excited to participate next weekend!
07/05/2023

We are so excited to participate next weekend!

We deeply appreciate this year's Spaces & Traces booklet advertisers for their support of Historic Milwaukee, Inc. and Spaces & Traces.
Bay View Historical Society, Historic Concordia Neighbors Inc, Country Travel Discoveries, Jonathan Moberg, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Saint John's On The Lake, Appraisals by Schley LLC., Wright in Wisconsin

David HB Drake will present his sing-along Milwaukee history program:“Gather by the Waters" ~The life, times and musicof...
14/04/2023

David HB Drake will present his sing-along Milwaukee history program:
“Gather by the Waters"
~The life, times and music
of the people who came here~
for “Milwaukee Day” on
Friday April 14, 2023 at 7pm at the
Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S Superior
Milwaukee, WI.

More on 4/14 Milwaukee Day at https://www.milwaukeeday.com/

A free will donation to benefit the
Bay View Historical Society
is appreciated at the door.
Reservations are not needed.

LAST CALL ALERT!! If you hoped to join us for the Annual Dinner, we are almost sold out! Sign up today to reserve your s...
02/04/2023

LAST CALL ALERT!! If you hoped to join us for the Annual Dinner, we are almost sold out! Sign up today to reserve your spot.

Save the date!!

Please Join Us for the Bay View Historical Society’s Annual Dinner
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the South Shore Yacht Club
Social/Wine & Spirits Pull/Silent Auction 5:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm
Featuring a Presentation By:
Anna Passante “Dick Wiken, Milwaukee Architectural Sculptor”
Sign Up begins March 15th
Additional details available here: https://bayviewhistoricalsociety.org/annual-dinner/

The Spring edition of The Historian is now available! In this issue find out about our next landmark dedication, annual ...
26/02/2023

The Spring edition of The Historian is now available! In this issue find out about our next landmark dedication, annual dinner, Space & Traces, Hammer Bill, lost photos of the Bay View Rolling Mill and much more!

https://bayviewhistoricalsociety.org/publications/

Save the date!!Please Join Us for the Bay View Historical Society’s Annual DinnerSaturday, April 29, 2023 at the South S...
19/02/2023

Save the date!!

Please Join Us for the Bay View Historical Society’s Annual Dinner
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at the South Shore Yacht Club
Social/Wine & Spirits Pull/Silent Auction 5:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm
Featuring a Presentation By:
Anna Passante “Dick Wiken, Milwaukee Architectural Sculptor”
Sign Up begins March 15th
Additional details available here: https://bayviewhistoricalsociety.org/annual-dinner/

The winter edition of the Bay View Historian is now available for your reading pleasure! Enjoy reading about the history...
12/12/2022

The winter edition of the Bay View Historian is now available for your reading pleasure! Enjoy reading about the history of the Bay View Terrace, a Wentworth house downsized and much more! We also remember two of our members who we lost recently.

Publications Books for Sale   Now available in the shop! Historian Archives 2022 December 2022 September 2022 June 2022 March 2022 2021 December 2021 September 2021 June 2021 March 2021 2020 December 2020 September 2020 June 2020 March 2020 2019 December 2019 September 2019 June 2019 March 2019 201...

Today, on  , consider making a gift that will help preserve the Beulah Brinton House as a neighborhood gathering place f...
29/11/2022

Today, on , consider making a gift that will help preserve the Beulah Brinton House as a neighborhood gathering place for education, recreation, and cultural events.

This fall, the Bay View Historical Society was pleased to host at the house, Bay View Gallery Night visual artists Daniel Fleming and Barbara Budish. Visitors to the house, new and old friends alike, were delighted to explore the history of this beautiful neighborhood gem, enjoy drinks, good music, and vibrant artwork.

Your gift helps to ensure that the Beulah Brinton House, and the Bay View histories that it helps to preserve, continues to educate and enlighten our community for generations to come. To make your gift now, click the following link: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1215322

13/10/2022

Most people have heard of the Bermuda Triangle, but have you heard about the Lake Michigan Triangle? Since 1891, many have believed that the Lake Michigan Triangle is to blame for the strange disappearances of both ships and planes. A Captain who went to his cabin and was never seen again, a ship found floating upside down in the middle of the lake, and a possible underwater "Stonehenge" are just a few of the triangle's mysteries.

Karen Duvalle is the Submarine Curator at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. While submarines are her expertise, she has worked for the Museum for 21 years and has always enjoyed local legend and lore.

Many houses and blocks in Bay View go all out with their Halloween displays!
07/10/2022

Many houses and blocks in Bay View go all out with their Halloween displays!

One of the best Halloween displays in Milwaukee, A & J's Halloween House, is back up for another year of spooktacular frights with a Beetlejuice theme.

Bay View Halloween dates:
06/10/2022

Bay View Halloween dates:

30/09/2022

Live from Bay View Gallery Night

Have you always wondered about the historic Beulah Brinton House, but never had the opportunity to check it out? 🧐 Well ...
29/09/2022

Have you always wondered about the historic Beulah Brinton House, but never had the opportunity to check it out? 🧐 Well now's your chance!

Join us on Friday, September 30 starting at 5pm as we open the house for Bay View Gallery Night! Featuring the colorful, thoughtful artwork of local artists Barbara Budish and Daniel Fleming, we invite you to grab a friend and join us for an evening of art and exploration in this beautiful historic Milwaukee setting!

Click here to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/5348116368617096

Join us at Sugar Maple! Our evening is complete with generous donations from Lion's Tooth, our members, and hors d’ouevr...
22/09/2022

Join us at Sugar Maple! Our evening is complete with generous donations from Lion's Tooth, our members, and hors d’ouevres locally sourced from neighborhood favorite Groppi's Food Market. See you soon!

Wow, that's a lot of horse drawn beer 🍺🐴 What can we say, Milwaukee liked its beer then and we like our beer now!Join th...
20/09/2022

Wow, that's a lot of horse drawn beer 🍺🐴 What can we say, Milwaukee liked its beer then and we like our beer now!

Join the Bay View Historical Society this Thursday, September 22 at 5:30pm CDT at the Sugar Maple for an evening of beer tasting, snacks, and some casual trivia questions! Learn more here: https://bayviewhistoricalsociety.org/product/beer-tasting/

Interested in the Western Border Walk, our recent trip to the Milwaukee Urban Stables, the SSYC landmark dedication or o...
06/09/2022

Interested in the Western Border Walk, our recent trip to the Milwaukee Urban Stables, the SSYC landmark dedication or our upcoming events? The Fall Historian is now available for your reading pleasure: https://bayviewhistoricalsociety.org/publications/

05/09/2022
18/08/2022

Join Hannah Hazelberg and Joel Willems as they discuss their views on reading this Milwaukee history book. Discover how Milwaukee's "rum holes" weathered Prohibition and which Jones Island barkeep owned the longest mustaches. Sample the rich heritage of Pabst, Schlitz, Gettleman and Miller: the folk who turned Milwaukee into the Beer Capital of the World. And save some room for the more recent contributions of distillers and craft-brewers that continue to make the city an exciting place for the thoughtful drinker.

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