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Mission Statement

The Elmbrook Historical Society is a non-profit educational organization whose purpose is to research the history of Brookfield and Elm Grove and to collect, preserve, and exhibit objects from our past.

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Board Meeting Schedule

Society's Board of Directors meet at 7:00 pm

City of Brookfield

Brookfield Park & Senior Center - East Meeting Room

2000 N Calhoun Road

Brookfield, WI  53005

on the following dates:

February 17, 2014*
April 14, 2014*
June 16, 2014*
August 18, 2014*
October 20, 2014*
December 8, 2014*

 

The Elmbrook Historical Society

Founded in 1977, the Elmbrook Historical Society is an affiliate of the Wisconsin Historical Society. It currently has over 175 members who care deeply about preserving the history of Brookfield and Elm Grove and its historic buildings. The Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum is its main project.

Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum
Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum

An active organization, the Elmbrook Historical Society hosts a number of activities that are open to the public. These include:

  • Lectures on a variety of historic topics that are held on Monday evenings during the months of March, May, and September at the Brookfield Public Library

  • Docent led tours of the historic Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, the only building in Brookfield that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

In addition, our members:

  • Maintain the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum, a stately Greek Revival Inn built in 1843, its gardens and its outbuildings

  • Collect and display artifacts at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum reflecting the period of 1840 to 1872

  • Archive documents and record information of historical interest from area residents

  • Work to preserve buildings of historic interest in Brookfield and Elm Grove

In these and many other ways, the Elmbrook Historical Society works to preserve the history of Brookfield and Elm Grove for generations to come.

 

 

Events

 

United States

Quilt Auction!

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Civil War Encampment!

 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

10 am - 4 pm daily

 

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Membership Drive

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Museum Tours

MayOctober

The Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum is now open for tours!

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New Event!

1860's

Afternoon Tea at the Inn

1:00 - 3:30 pm

1st Sunday of each month, June through October

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Lecture

 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jeff Jackson

Native Plants of Wisconsin

Monday, September 15, 2014

Speaker & topic to be announced

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Annual Dinner Meeting

November 10, 2014

Program to be announced

 


 
       

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