Milwaukee County Historical Society



The Milwaukee County Historical Society was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community. Through a broad range of activities, the Historical Society seeks to recognize and preserve our local history. In promoting a greater appreciation of Milwaukee County’s heritage, the Historical Society hopes to develop a better understanding of the issues and challenges facing Milwaukee County today.

The vision of the Milwaukee County Historical Society is that all residents of and visitors to Milwaukee County will connect with the history of the County and will understand its importance today and in the future.