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


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2017 Grads: Apply Now for Society $1000 Scholarship

The Greendale Historical Society will award a $1,000 scholarship to a Greendale graduate. Interested students check with  school guidance departments for details. Brandon Rohde was the 2017 recipient. A GHS graduate who attends MATC and hopes to be Greendale firefighter. Support the scholarship: Buy Greendale themed products at the Welcome Center. Greendale Markets, and on line.    ... read more

Our Town: Greendale

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. This program is available for your group. Contact us for more... read more

Society to Meet in Hose Tower

Greendale Historical Society
The Society’s Annual Meeting will be on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the Historic Hose Tower.
Please join us for a slide show about our latest trip to Milton/Janesville, recognition of the Greendale Woman’s Club, and an important announcement regarding one of our most important buildings. A brief business meeting will follow. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. We will provide cider and soft drinks.

Free and open to the public!


One Night Only

Saturday, November 25, 2017 1pm – 4pm
Historic Greendale Welcome Center
5680 Broad Street, Greendale

“Small Business Saturday” 
Build a Greendale original with LEGO Replicate our village’s Originals complete with porch, chimney, and even a coal chute!
This is a make and take experience featuring a 70 piece genuie LEG set for only $12.  Your Greendale Original can be build by kids (and adults alike!) Take your “Original” home to display your Greendale Village price with LEGO’s. Design by Paul Wellington.
Limited LEGO sets will be available. The purchase of all LEGO sets will support the Greendale Historical Society and the Welcome Center. We look forward to seeing you turn Greendale into LEGO-DALE on November 25th.

Lego-Dale Original House sets will be available at the Welcome Center on November 25 or you can reserve your set here and pick it up after 1:00pm on Saturday,November 25, 2017! Reserve Lego-Dale Original House Kit

NOW OPEN! Rent the Hose Tower Today!


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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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Robb Nowak, President
Marge Hill, Vice President
Ted Mainella, Past President

Board Members:

Jim Burns, Kathleen Hart, Georgianne Heymann, Bill Kewan, Brenda Siemers, Amy Krenzke

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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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