General Meeting &
6:30pm, Tuesday, Nov. 10
Christmas at the LRS
Dec. 4, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Open Christmas House at the K-W
Dec. 5 & 6, 1pm to 4pm
Efforts to Preserve the
The Wauwatosa Historical Society is proud to pay homage to the people, life, structures, and heritage of this community. Native Americans first lived in the wilderness that would become Wauwatosa. The United States government entered into treaties with the Menomonee and Potawatomi Indians in the 1830s.
Wauwatosa was the first settlement in Milwaukee County of that decade, apart from the settlement that became the City of Milwaukee. Wauwatosa incorporated as a village in 1892, and was followed by designation as a
fourth-class city in 1897.
The Wauwatosa Historical Society carries out its mission of education and preservation through the two properties it operates:
1987, the Wauwatosa Historical Society purchased a stately
Victorian house, a coach house, and 1.5 acres of gardens and
grounds. The Kneeland-Walker House is now used for various educational programs, preservation work, archival storage, artifact displays, and community events. This treasure stands as one of Wauwatosa's greatest community
||The Little Red Store is part of Wauwatosa's earliest history as the oldest remaining post office in Milwaukee County. This building has also served throughout the years as a railroad station, general store, library, a place for political groups, harness shop, grocery, and plumbing shop. Currently owned by the City of Wauwatosa, the Little Red Store is operated by the Wauwatosa Historical Society.
Kneeland-Walker House Turns 125!
Join the Wauwatosa Historical Society in celebrating the 125th anniversary of our headquarters, the Kneeland-Walker House. Check back for information about our celebratory events throughout the year...beginning with an ice cream social on June 20!