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


Historic Welcome Center Opens on Broad Street

n recent weeks, Greendale Historical Society volunteers have been packing, moving, unpacking and reorganizing its archives and memorabilia including photographs, documents, and other artifacts pertaining to Greendale’s history as it moved to its new home in the soon to be open Historic Greendale Welcome Center on Broad Street.

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Summer Membership Meeting on July 28 in the Historic Hose Tower at 7:00 p.m.

The Greendale Historical Society invites you to rediscover the history of Greendale through the pages of the Village Life and other Greendale publications on July 28. Among Village stories behind the headlines that we will explore is the closing of the original Greendale Theatre. The downtown movie theatre provided nightly diversion and Saturday cliff hangers in the age before Netflix. 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.... read more

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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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