Since 1979 the Bay View Historical Society has been dedicated to maintaining a sense of community by preserving, celebrating and sharing the rich heritage of Milwaukee's Bay View neighborhood. Join us for a wide variety of programs and projects, from walking tours and landmark dedications to lecture series and bimonthly programs, or simply enjoy our archives and research collections. The Bay View Historical Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Learn more at bayviewhistoricalsociety.org
The June meeting of the Bay View Historical Society will feature a viewing of the documentary film The Kaszubes of Jones Island: The People That Nobody Knew. This 45 minute film tells the story of a fisherfolk community that once thrived on Jones Island and then disappeared. Dominated by immigrants from the Kaszuby region of Poland on the north coast along the Baltic Sea, Jones Island was a unique fishing village in the midst of Milwaukee.
The film will be shown by Rick Petrie, Executive Director of Urban Anthropology, Inc. Following the viewing, Mr. Petrie will answer questions.
Please plan to attend this fascinating presentation on Monday, June 6, at 7:00 pm at the Beulah Brinton Community Center, 2555 S. Bay Street. Refreshments will be served.
To learn more about documentary producer Urban Anthropology and preview The Kaszubes of Jones Island, click the ‘films’ tab at urban-anthropology.org.