10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Third Saturdays of the Month
9 a.m. to 12 p.m
By reservation only.
Reservations can be made by
calling 414-774-8672 during office hours, Monday through Thursday,
9 am - 3 pm.
Researchers must be
12 or older.
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Want to find out more about Wauwatosa’s history?
Want to discover your own home or family's history?
Visit the Wauwatosa Historical Society's
Judith A. Simonsen Research Library!
The Judith A. Simonsen Research Library is located
on the second floor of the
7406 Hillcrest Drive
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213
The Kneeland-Walker House is not handicapped accessible.
Initial assessment of email, telephone or mail request is complimentary.
- In-person research, $5.00 per session (non-members only).
- Waived research fees are a benefit of membership.
Extensive research performed by volunteer, $20 per hour.
Reproductions of historic photos are available for purchase.
Please contact us for more details.
This building is located in the Wauwatosa Cemetery; do you know what it was originally?
First Baptist Church. The members of the congregation founded the church with the following as one of the most significant resolutions: "Resolved: That American Slavery is not only an infringement of the rights of our fellow men, but a gross violation of the law of God. Therefore we cannot fellowship any who hold slaves or uphold the institution of slavery." The building was built in 1852 at a cost of $2,800 and was located at the corner of North Avenue and Wauwatosa Avenue. In 1915 it was remodeled and moved to the cemetery.