We Know How to Have a Good Time

It’s not all historical documents and photographs, we put on many events throughout the year that helps educate and entertain. Preview our annual events below and view the event calendar for details on all events.


Firefly Art Fair

When the first weekend in August rolls around and the little white tents pop up on the picturesque Kneeland-Walker Grounds, locals know that it’s time for the Firefly Art Fair. Visitors from all around Milwaukee stroll through the lawns and gardens to see what’s new, as well as reconnect with their favorite artists. Dozens of accomplished artisans and craftspeople show off their pottery, wood, photography, fiber and more. Enjoy food, drink, a silent auction, live music, kids’ activities, a historical exhibit and more.


Prosit Tosa Oktoberfest

The first annual Prosit Tosa will be held on the Kneeland Walker Grounds. Stock House Brewing is brewing a special keg-just for us-and there will be custom steins, a wine garden, home brew competition, live music, kids activity area and more. A special exhibit will focus on Wauwatosa's early German population. The first keg will be tapped by a surprise guest at noon. This is a family-friendly event. Get your Pre-Sale Tickets NOW…limited quantity of commemorative Prosit Tosa steins.



Speaker Series

Speaker Series are held several times a year, drawing together Wauwatosa Historical Society members and the community for talks and discussion on historical topics. These general programs are free of charge and open to the public. Past popular presentations include local authors and historians, a Victorian undertaker, cemetery walks, and street-name origins.