The public is invited to attend a free, fact-filled and fun program exploring the people behind Wauwatosa’s named streets on March 9 at 7 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 1511 Church St. in Wauwatosa.
Julie Peay, chair of the Wauwatosa Historical Society’s research library and collections since 2007, will focus her presentation on streets mapped from 1835 to 1876.
The program will include slides of early maps, buildings and early residents honored with streets named after them, like Gilbert, Harwood, Mower, Potter, Shumway, Stickney, Warren, Wesson, and Underwood.
Satisfy your inner history buff as you try to spot familiar places and people at this upcoming WHS general program which supports the society’s mission to promote education about the city’s history.
The Wauwatosa Historical Society is a qualified, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization established in 1977 to preserve and disseminate materials related to the history of Wauwatosa, Wis. Headquartered at the Kneeland-Walker House and Victorian Gardens, the WHS has more than 800 individual and business members.
The society provides and actively supports community preservation through archival storage and research, artifact displays, educational programs and special events. The WHS also manages the Little Red Store, Wauwatosa’s oldest surviving commercial building, under special lease agreement with the city. Located in the heart of the historic village area, the Little Red Store now serves as a visitors’ welcome center and community meeting site.
For more information, call 414-774-8672 or visit www.wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org.
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