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Making History

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

Join Us for the Music of Lil' Rev and Larry Penn, Sunday, November 27

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 Lil' Rev, award-winning Midwestern traveling musician and storyteller, and beloved singer-songwriter Larry Penn will perform an afternoon concert at the Beulah Brinton House on Sunday, November 27, at 2:00 pm. The Packers do not play on this afternoon.

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Don’t Miss the BVHS Annual Wine and Beer Tasting, Saturday, June 18

Wine and Beer Tasting

The Bay View Historical Society’s sixth annual Wine and Beer Tasting will be held on the grounds of the Beulah Brinton House, 2590 S. Superior Street, on Saturday June 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.

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Free screening of The Kaszubes of Jones Island: The People That Nobody Knew, Monday, June 6

General Meeting, Jones Island

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.

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Yard Sale to Benefit BVHS Saturday, May 21

Yard Sale

The Bay View Historical Society will hold a benefit yard sale at 2590 S. Superior Street on Saturday, May 21st. Located on the lawn and inside the house at the Society's headquarters, the Beulah Brinton House, the sale will be held from 9 am until 3 pm and is open to the public. 

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