Preserving appreciation of Greendale, Wisconsin, a National Historic Landmark
and one of only three American Greenbelt communities.
Did you know that Wisconsin’s very first nuclear reaction happened in Greendale? Discover the true story behind this and other stories 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.read more
Greendale is often compared to fictional towns because of its unique character and charm. In the classic play, Our Town, Thornton Wilder told a fictional story about an idyllic place through the voices of many of the townspeople. Join us as a group of performers tell the true story of Greendale from its early days in the 1930s. In this dramatic presentation, you will discover Greendale from “Pioneers” in their own words. Hear why there was always a tavern in our town, why no basements in the originals, and more about that movie theater in the heart of Greendale. The program starts at 7 p.m. in the Historic Hose Tower on October 27. Free and open to the public.
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.
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
Robb Nowak, President
Marge Hill, Vice President
Mike Connor, Treasurer
Bob DeRoche, Secretary
Ted Mainella, Past President
Jim Burns, Kathleen Hart, Georgianne Heymann, Mark Kapocius, Bob Prindiville, Kristi Sanders, 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.