John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
The Bay View Historical Society, of 2590 S. Superior Street, invites all interested people to attend their meetings. The meetings start at 7 PM and are held at the Beulah Brinton Community Center, 2555 S. Bay St. The meetings are scheduled on the first Monday of February, April, June, October and December. Elections are held at the October meeting. There are usually guest speakers to talk on various subjects at the meetings. Refreshments are served after the meeting is completed. Mark Nitka is the president of the society and runs the meetings. If you contact him via the Bay View Historical Society web site, he will gladly answer any questions you have about the group. There are people from various age groups attending the meetings. Your input is gladly accepted. Look in the newspaper or on the BVHS web site for the list of speakers at our meetings. The door is always open, you are welcome to come inside. If you have the time, please join us when we meet.