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.
Groppi's Food Market is sponsoring a Wine & Beer Tasting as a benefit to the Bay View Historical Society on Saturday, August 23, 2008. This casual but elegant event will be held from 5:00 - 8:00 PM on the lawn of the Society's headquarters, the historic Beulah Brinton House, located at 2590 S. Superior Street, in Bay View.
At the tasting, guests can sample wines and beers from around the world while enjoying items from Groppi's famous imported cheese table, Italian meats and other delectable offerings. A silent auction will also be held as part of the evening's festivities. ALL proceeds from the event will benefit the Society and help support its Beulah Brinton House headquarters.
Tickets will be $55.00 at the door, but may be purchased in advance of the event for $45.00. Tickets are also available at.G. Groppi Food Market, 1441 E. Russell Avenue; Sendick's on N. Oakland Avenue; and the Underwood Gallery in Wauwatosa, 1430 Underwood Avenue. They can also be purchased by mail from the Bay View Historical society, 2590 S. Superior Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207. There will be some advance tickets available at the Community Tent of the South Shore Farmers Market on Saturdays, from 8:00 Am to 12 Noon. For additional information, call Donna Pogliano at 414-324-5690.
The Bay View Historical Society, established in 1879, is dedicated to maintaining the bay View community through conserving, celebrating and sharing 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 most prominent historical sites in Bay View, the Beulah Brinton House. Built in 1872, it is considered to be among the best remaining Gothic Revival residences in the city and was formerly home to Beulah Brinton, a community leader who turned her own house into an informal social center (the first in the United States) 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, historic Walks and other social events. membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the Society's programs
Bay View Historical Society
2590 S. Superior Street
Bay View, Wisconsin 53207
Please come to this event and enjoy yourself. It is a fund raising event to help support the Beulah Brinton House. A special thank you goes to John and Anne Nehring, the owners of Groppi's Food Market, for their kind effort in supporting us. The proceeds from this event will help us pay some of the cost of purchasing the Beulah Brinton House. We need public support to help us in our cause. Please support the Bay View community.