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 will hold a benefit rummage sale at 2590 S. Superior Street on Saturday, May 24, 2008. The sale will be located on the grounds of the Beulah Brinton House, which is headquarters for the Society. The sale will last from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and is open to the public.
Society members and other generous donors are cleaning out their attics and basements to offer a wide variety of goods for sale, including furniture, antiques and collectibles, books, toys, appliances and other household goods.
During the sale, shoppers can also visit the Society's archives room and gift shop inside the Beulah Brinton House and enjoy hot dogs and other refreshments. Among the featured gift shop items are reproductions of vintage postcards depicting familiar Bay View scenes from the early 20th Century. The 17 individual postcard prints, which come in three sizes suitable for framing, include views of Bay View High School, Humboldt Park, Jones Island and South Shore Beach.
The Society is accepting price-marked donations of all household items (except clothing and shoes) for the sale. Donations can be dropped off at the sale site on the morning of May 24th from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Call Donna at 414-324-5690 for further information or to arrange for advanced drop-off or for pick-up of large items.
All proceeds will benefit the Bay View Historical Society, a non-profit. educational community organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. (Additional information on this event can be found on the Society's web site at: www.bayviewhistoricalsociety.org.)
The Bay View Historical Society, established in 1979, is dedicated to maintaining the Bay View community through conserving, celebrating and sharing of Bay View's rich heritage. With more than 500 members, it is one of the largest local historical societies in the area. The Society maintains its headquarters at one of the most prominent historical sites in Bay View, the Beulah Brinton House. Built in 1873, it is considered to be Milwaukee's most intact example of Gothic Revival style architecture and was formerly home to Beulah Brinton, a community leader who turned her house into an informal social center and Bay View's first lending library. The Society also designates landmarks throughout Bay View and publishes a newsletter, "The Historian", which contains articles of local historical interest. During the year, the Society conducts general membership meetings, histroical walks and other social events. Membership in the Society is open to anybody interested in supporting the Society's programs.
Bay View Historical Society
2590 S. Superior Street
Bay View, Wisconsin 53207