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Ripped from the Headlines: Stories from the Greendale Village Life

Ripped from the Headlines: Stories from the Greendale Village Life

Did you know that Wisconsin’s very first 
nuclear reaction happened in Greendale? Discover the true story behind this and other tales as the Greendale Historical Society invites you to rediscover the hidden history of Greendale through the pages of the Village Life on Thursday, July 28.

This special presentation will feature stories from 1960 to 1975 as told through the pages of the Greendale Village Life. Historical Society Vice-President and editor of Everything Greendale Bill Attewell will bring the history of Greendale to life with a range of interesting stories, photographs and exciting tales that help tell the history of our Village.

Please join us in the Historic Hose Tower on Thursday, July 28 at 7 p.m. for this special presentation. A brief membership meeting will follow the program. The event is free and open to the public. For a preview of the presention, please watch the video below.

Tour Historic Greendale

During the summer, the Greendale Historical Society offers guided tours of Historic Downtown Greendale. The tours will coincide with the Open Market held on Greendale’s Broad Street in between Northway and Schoolway. in the shadow of the iconic Village Hall.

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Our Mission

It is the mission of the Greendale Historical Society to preserve and promote the buildings, landmarks and artifacts that illustrate the history of Greendale, Wisconsin; to increase awareness, understanding and appreciation of the Village’s founding, growth and designation as a National Historic Landmark; and to strengthen the current and future historic character of the Village.

Historic Greendale Welcome Center

5680 Broad Street
Greendale, WI 53129
Phone: (414) 409-2557

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Ted Mainella, President
William Attewell, Vice President
Bob DeRoche, Secretary

At-Large Board Members:

Jim Burns, Mike Connor, Kathleen Kendellen Hart, William Hughes, Georgianne Heymann, Mark Kapacious, Bob Prindiville, Kristi Sanders and Brenda Siemers

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The Greendale Historical Society preserves our past, shares our stories, and connects people to history. Your membership support helps us use the power of history to transform lives.

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