Hales Corners Historical Society Programs


Please Join Us!

Our four historical programs for 2018 are described below. They are free for members and open to non-members for a $5 per person suggested donation. Join us in the Ben Hunt Room on the lower level of the Hales Corners Library at 5885 S. 116th Street in Hales Corners.

Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 p.m.

Consumer Beverage: Part 2 - Hales Corners' Liquid Asset

Presented by Mike Praedel of Consumer Beverage

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Even more stories about this Hales Corners business. Family-owned since 1962, it was founded by Mike's parents, Milton and Florence Praedel. In spite of a devastating fire, the business continued to grow, and is now in its fourth Village location. Refreshments will follow the presentation.


Pabst Mansion View

Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m.

A Pabst Mansion View

Presented by Dave Fehlauer, Tour Guide and Lecturer, Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion, Inc.

The Pabst name is well known in Milwaukee and the Pabst Mansion is certainly one of Milwaukee's Victorian jewels. This program presents the world of Captain Frederick Pabst in the late 1800s. It focuses on his family, his beer and, of course, the Pabst Mansion itself. Refreshments will follow the presentation.


Magnificent Machines

Wednesday, August 21, 7:00 p.m.

The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee

Presented by Thomas Fehring, History and Heritage Chairman for the American Society for Mechanical Engineers

The story of innovation and enterprise creation in Milwaukee during the Century of Progress—the 100 years following the U.S. Civil War. Milwaukee was one of the principal centers of industrial innovation in the United States and became known as "the Machine Shop of the World." An ice cream social will follow the program.


Bizarre History

Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 p.m.

Bizarre History of Wisconsin

Presented by Chad Lewis, Paranormal Researcher and Author

This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs. Refreshments will follow the presentation.

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.