Speaker Series 2019


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Speaker Series are held five times a year, drawing together Wauwatosa Historical Society members and the community for talks and discussion on historical topics. Programs are held in January, March, May and September.

These general programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Tuesday, January 15, 7pm

General Meeting, followed by presentation: "Old-Fashioned Fashion" by Rose Gallenberger
Using clothing from WHS collections, historian Rose Gallenberger will look at construction techniques and methods to help interpret their effects on the changing nature of women's lives.

Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive

Tuesday, March 12, 7pm
General meeting, followed by presentation: Pabst Building History
Architectural historian Traci Schnell will talk about the history of the structure that was built in 1899 following the destruction of the ramshackle buildings in the 1895 fire in the village. Then Bartolotta Ristorante owner Joe Bartolotta will give his perspective on this iconic cream-city building and the importance of its preservation for his business.
Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Drive

Tuesday, May 14, 7pm
General meeting, followed by presentation: "Octogenarians on Bluemound: Gilles' Custard and the Fruit Ranch

Kneeland-Walker House, 7406 Hillcrest Dr.

Tuesday, September 10
General meeting followed by a presentation: "Cemetery Walk"

Tuesday, November 12
General meeting and Election of Board.




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