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Speaker Series: Kevin Wadham,
Ted's Ice Cream and Restaurant

May 12, 7 pm
First Congregational Church

Spring 19th-Century Schoolhouse, April 20-May 21

Windows Into Wauwatosa Tour
and Ice Cream Social, June 20

Efforts to Preserve the
Eschweiler Buildings

More....


The Wauwatosa Historical Society is proud to pay homage to the people, life, structures, and heritage of this community. Native Americans first lived in the wilderness that would become Wauwatosa. The United States government entered into treaties with the Menomonee and Potawatomi Indians in the 1830s.

Wauwatosa was the first settlement in Milwaukee County of that decade, apart from the settlement that became the City of Milwaukee. Wauwatosa incorporated as a village in 1892, and was followed by designation as a
fourth-class city in 1897.

The Wauwatosa Historical Society carries out its mission of education and preservation through the two properties it operates:

In 1987, the Wauwatosa Historical Society purchased a stately Victorian house, a coach house, and 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds. The Kneeland-Walker House is now used for various educational programs, preservation work, archival storage, artifact displays, and community events. This treasure stands as one of Wauwatosa's greatest community assets.
The Little Red Store is part of Wauwatosa's earliest history as the oldest remaining post office in Milwaukee County. This building has also served throughout the years as a railroad station, general store, library, a place for political groups, harness shop, grocery, and plumbing shop. Currently owned by the City of Wauwatosa, the Little Red Store is operated by the Wauwatosa Historical Society.

WHS is May 2015 Beneficiary of Metcalfe's Coupon!

Metcalfe's Market at 68th and State streets will donate 5% of your grocery purchases to the WHS! Present the coupon (print HERE) upon checkout during the month of May. When reusing grocery bags, you also can ask that the 10-cents credit per bag be donated to the WHS.

 

Kneeland-Walker House Turns 125!

Join the Wauwatosa Historical Society in celebrating the 125th anniversary of our headquarters, the Kneeland-Walker House. Check back for information about our celebratory events throughout the year...beginning with an ice cream social on June 20!


 

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