Hales Corners Historical Society Programs


Please Join Us!

We plan to offer historical programs starting in February 2022. Please return here for dates and topics.   

They are free for members and open to non-members for a $5 per person suggested donation.

February 2022

Date and topic to be announced

May 11, 2022

Six Outs To Go! A Baseball Anthology

Presented by Doug Schmidt

Doug Schmidt, author and former baseball writer for United Press International and the Associated Press, will take us on an excursion through 130 years of Milwaukee's baseball history. Doug's presentation will feature photos from his personal collection and stories of a three-toed outfielder and a one-legged manager. Join us in the Ben Hunt Room on the lower level of the Hales Corners Library at 5885 S. 116th Street in Hales Corners.

Summer 2022 Date and time to be announced

Hales Corners Speedway: 53 Years of Racing Thrills

Presented by Don "The Kid" Walter and Patrick Heaney

The dirt track oval of the Hales Corners Speedway opened in 1950, and crowds thrilled to races by stock and sprint cars for more than a half-century. Speedway driver Don "The Kid" Walter and Hales Corners Speedway historian Patrick Heaney will share stories and photos about the glory days of this legendary track, including reminiscences about other well-known drivers and their cars. Join us in the Meadows Room on the lower level of the James R. Ryan Municipal Building at 5635 S. New Berlin Road in Hales Corners.

October 2022

Date and topic to be announced



All Hales Corners Historical Society events are free and open to the public. Join us in the Ben Hunt Room on the lower level of the Hales Corners Library at 5885 S. 116th Street in Hales Corners.