Hales Corners Historical Society Programs


Please Join Us!

        We are offering historical programs starting in March 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.

March 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - Hales Corners Library / Hunt Room

The History and Evolution of Brewing

Presented by Greg Jenks, Home Brewer, Retired Educator and Speaker for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The manufacturing of alcohol dates back at least 13,000 years. Greg will focus on how alcoholic Beverages have played a significant role in the history and founding of the United States. His presentation will also touch upon alcohol's discovery, its first production, its spread across the world, and its growth into a multi-billion dollar industry. Join us in the Ben Hunt Room on the lower level of the Hales Corners Library at 5885 S. 116th Street in Hales Corners.

May 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - Hales Corners Library / Hunt Room

Six Outs To Go! A Baseball Anthology

Presented by Doug Schmidt, Baseball Author and Writer for United Press International and the Associated Press

Doug will take us on an excursion through 130 years of Milwaukee's baseball history. His 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.

July 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - Hales Corners Village Hall / Meadows Room

Hales Corners Speedway: 53 Years of Racing Thrills

Presented by Don "The Kid" Walter, Speedway Driver and Patrick Heaney, Speedway Historian

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. Don and Patrick 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 19, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. - Hales Corners Library / Hunt Room

Milwaukee's Women in History

Presented by Anita Pietrykowski, Author and Historical Educator, Forest Home Cemetery

Strong women helped build Milwaukee, and many of them now rest in Forest Home Cemetery. This program focuses on the accomplishments of remarkable women such as Elizabeth Plankinton, Dr. Laura Ross Wolcott, Susan Frackelton, and Dickey Chapelle, among others.Join us in the Ben Hunt Room on the lower level of the Hales Corners Library at 5885 S. 116th Street in Hales Corners.



All Hales Corners Historical Society events are free and open to the public.