The Wauwatosa Historical Society is proud to host a series of annual events that further our mission.

To register for events, browse the calendar of events.

Firefly Art Fair

The Firefly Art Fair showcases a diverse array of talented artists from across the region. This carefully curated collection of artistic brilliance offers something for everyone, from seasoned art enthusiasts to those exploring the world of creativity for the very first time.

Held against the picturesque backdrop of the historic Victorian mansion and gardens of the Kneeland-Walker House in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the Firefly Art Fair is more than just an art exhibition, it’s an immersive experience that embraces the spirit of community and fosters connections between artists, patrons, and history enthusiasts. The Wauwatosa Historical Society, known for its dedication to preserving the rich heritage of the area, adds a touch of historical charm to the event, infusing the fair with a distinct sense of place and belonging.

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Speaker Series

Supportive of our mission to educate and in support of lifelong learning and engagement around our community’s history, the Wauwatosa Historical Society hosts an annual Speaker Series. The annual series includes a series of informative presentations, featuring notable experts, scholars, and speakers who delve into various aspects of history. These events are designed to educate, entertain, and inspire audiences by shedding light on significant historical events, figures, and themes related to the local community and beyond.

The annual speaker series presented by the Wauwatosa Historical Society offers a unique and enriching experience for history enthusiasts, community members, and lifelong learners. Don’t miss out! 

This series is free to members. 

Experience History

Go beyond learning and dive into hands-on experiential learning on a variety of topics. Whether walking through a guided tour of a historic cemetery, learning the history of beer-making in the community while sampling, or solving a mystery set in historical Wauwatosa,  the experience history series combines researched presentations with immersive experiences.

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Antique & Vintage Sale

Discover treasures from the past at our antique & vintage sales! From rare finds to cherished heirlooms, our antique sale offers a treasure trove that delights collectors, enthusiasts, and vintage aficionados alike.

Community events

Throughout the year, we host a variety of community events ranging from garden parties to holiday open houses. These events provide an opportunity to gather with community members in one of our historic properties.

Interested in learning more? Submit an inquiry or consider becoming a member!