Wednesdays: 10 am to 1 pm
All other times by reservation only.
Reservations can be made by
calling 414-774-8672 during office hours, Monday through Thursday, 9am-3pm.
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's or family's history?
The Wauwatosa Historical Society's Judith A. Simonsen Research Library contains historical photographs and documents from Wauwatosa families, schools, churches and businesses.
For research inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide as much detail as possible, including dates, address or location, and full names (indicate birth or married names). Research volunteers are in the library on Wednesdays, and will reply to inquiries as soon as possible.
The Judith A. Simonsen Research Library is maintained by donations only. To ensure the continued availability of these resources, we suggest a donation of $5. Pay online at www.wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org or with cash during your visit.
The Judith A. Simonsen Research Library is located
on the second floor of the Kneeland-Walker House,
7406 Hillcrest Drive,
The Kneeland-Walker House is not handicapped accessible.
Reproductions of historic photos are available for purchase.
Please contact us for more details.
In what year did the Wauwatosa High School homecoming parade feature the "Beet Cudy?" sign?
This homecoming parade was photographed in 1948 with typical student-decorated floats. The parade is proceeding to the south with the high school in the background. Unfortunately, the Wauwatosa team lost to Cudahy High School, 19-34.