Speaker Series: Paul Geenan,
Civil Rights Activism in Milwaukee

Sept. 8, 7 pm
First Congregational Church

Tour of Homes: Elements of Style
Sat., October 3, 10 am to 4 pm

Efforts to Preserve the
Eschweiler Buildings


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.

Join us for this year's Tour of Homes in the Washington Highlands!
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015; 10am to 4pm


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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