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Annual Member Meeting
Nov. 14, 6:30-7:30pm
Little Red Store

Christmas Open House
Dec. 1, 6-8pm
Little Red Store

Christmas Open House
Dec. 2 & 3, 1-4pm
Kneeland-Walker House
Free

31st Annual Firefly Art Fair in Photos

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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 Native Americans 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:

In 1987, the Wauwatosa Historical Society purchased a stately Victorian house, coach house, and 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds. The Kneeland-Walker House is used for educational programs, preservation work, archival storage, artifact displays, and community events. This treasure stands as one of Wauwatosa's greatest community assets.
The Little Red Store is part of Wauwatosa's earliest history. This building has served as post office, railroad station, general store, library, political meetings, harness shop, grocery, and plumbing shop. Owned by the City of Wauwatosa, the Little Red Store is operated by the Wauwatosa Historical Society.

Now Available!

Make your Wauwatosa strolls more interesting with this boxed set of walking tour cards. Created by Some Monkey Business, LLC, the set has 10 self-guided tours. Profits from sales of the cards purchased from WHS benefit the society.

$20



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