Become Part of the History

The Wauwatosa Historical Society relies on its members to support our objectives of collecting, preserving and sharing our city’s history. Joining gives you exclusive benefits, and helps us to keep learning about, and telling, Wauwatosa’s stories.


Members receive the award-winning Historic Wauwatosa newsletter. You'll get a feature story on Wauwatosa history and information about society events projects and programs.

  • Annual subscription to Historic Wauwatosa publication

  • Waived initial fee for Judith A. Simonsen Research Library inquiries

  • Member rates for rental of Kneeland-Walker House and Grounds

  • Advance notice and member rates for select WHS events

Membership Levels

Family $30

Organization $40

Business $55

Firefly $75

Includes four admissions to the Firefly Art Fair.

Supporting $150

Includes six admissions to each annual WHS event.

Sustaining $500

Includes six admissions to each annual WHS event, one 4-hour rental for Coach House and Grounds, one guest membership.

Platinum $1000

Includes six admissions to each annual WHS event, one 4-hour rental for Kneeland-Walker House and Grounds, two guest memberships.

After two consecutive years of paid membership, members can rent the Kneeland-Walker House at reduced rates. Several membership levels are available, starting as low as $20 per year.

Become a Member

Membership supports these ongoing projects and programs:

  • Cataloging and maintaining of artifacts and archival materials.

  • Recreated 19th-Century Schoolhouse, which brings Wauwatosa second graders to the former hayloft of the Coach House, where they reenact a typical turn-of-the-last-century school day.

  • Victorian Gardens, suitable for strolling or special events.

  • Educational programs on restoration, preservation, genealogy and local history.

  • Research library of resource materials relating to Wauwatosa's vivid history.

    Note: Gift members receive a welcome letter acknowledging the donor and listing membership benefits.