Preserving appreciation of Greendale, Wisconsin, a National Historic Landmark
and one of only three American Greenbelt communities.

Greendale High School Grad Awarded Historical Society Scholarship

Brandon Rohde was the recipient of the First Annual Greendale Historical Society Scholarship. Brandon submitted a portfolio of Greendale photos and stories that showed his “love for Greendale” and its history. He is a 2016 graduate of Greendale High School. Rohde will be attending school this fall. Funds for the $1,000 award were raised through the sale of various products in the Greendale Open Market and other... read more

Our Town: Greendale on October 27

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... read more

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Our Town: Greendale on October 27

Our Town: Greendale on October 27

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.

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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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Officers:

Robb Nowak, President
Marge Hill, Vice President
Mike Connor, Treasurer
Bob DeRoche, Secretary
Ted Mainella, Past President

Board Members:

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.

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