Brown County Historical Society

The Brown County Historical Society was officially founded as the Green Bay Historical Society on October 21, 1899 by a dedicated group of local historians. Throughout its long history, BCHS members have been active in preserving historic buildings, conducting research, providing information to the public, and stimulating interest in the complex multi-cultural heritage of the area.

Today the Society is as vital as ever. Its projects include advocacy for historical preservation, educational outreach, publications, operation of a historic house museum, and as a historical resource to the community.

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Aldo Leopold School, Green Bay

SAVED-The original St. Joseph's Academy high school building in Green Bay has since been surrounded by a 1960s wing to the east and a 1970s gymnasium to the southwest. More recent construction started with a modern Phase 1 addition to the south. Phase 2 plans call for demolition of the original building to make room for more new construction on the crowded site.

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Join Us

Join the Brown County Historical Society and Receive:

A subscription to Voyageur:  Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review, the colorful, award-winning magazine about the history of northeastern Wisconsin, published twice per year.

The Historical Bulletin, published four times per year, which contains articles of historical interest, information about Society activities, and notices about local history activities and events.

Free admission to Hazelwood Historic House Museum, one of the state's most significant historic homes, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Invitations to Society special events, activities and exhibits, including the annual membership picnic and the Society's annual meeting.

The opportunity to work with other local history buffs on a variety of projects-from guiding visitors through Hazelwood, to helping to identify and preserve historic properties, to helping out with special events.

JOIN AND START MAKING HISTORY!

February 2019:

Brown County Historical Society 2019 Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner Invite 2019

Annual Dinner Invite 

March 2019:

The Women Of Early Green Bay 2019 Flyer

The Women of Early Green Bay:
Afternoon Tea

Friday,  March 8, 2019--17 spots left
Saturday, March 9, 2019--SOLD OUT

1:00-3:00 p.m. 

Join the Brown County Historical Society and Hazelwood Historic House as it hosts The Women of Early Green Bay: Afternoon Tea in celebration of Women’s History Month! Enjoy a light luncheon with savory and sweet treats, all served with old-fashioned flair. Then, meet four historic women of Green Bay and listen to their fascinating stories about life in early Wisconsin!

Cost:
$22.00 per person

Advanced Reservation is required due to limited seating.
Please call 920/437-1840
Or Email us at bchsvolunteer@netnet.net
For more details, visit www.browncohistoricalsoc.org

The Brown County Historical Society and Hazelwood Historic House are located at 1008 South Monroe Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54301.

Due to limited parking at Hazelwood, we ask attendees to park on West Eliza Street or in the Aldo Leopold Elementary parking lot. Those attendees with disabilities are welcome to park in the Hazelwood lot.

Upcoming Events 2019

March:
March 8th & 9th: The Women of Early Green Bay: Afternoon Tea, 1-3PM (limited spots left)

May:
May 11: Downtown Walking Tour, 10AM
May 15: History Treasure Tour, 4-8PM

June:
June 11, 12, & 13: If Tombstones Could Talk: Fort Howard Cemetery, 6PM

July:
July 27: Faeries and Wizards Festival, 11AM-3PM

August:
August 3: Tea, 1-3PM
August 7 & 8: If Tombstones Could Talk: Allouez Catholic Cemetery Walk, 6PM
August 17, 2019: BCHS Road Rally, 9AM

September:
September 4 & 5: If Tombstones Could Talk: Woodlawn Cemetery, 6PM
September 7: If Tombstones Could Talk: Woodlawn Cemetery, 4PM
If These Homes Could Talk: Astor Walking Tour, TBA

October:
October: 5, 11, & 12: Haunted Hazelwood, 5-8PM

November:
November 15 & 16: Hazelwood Harvest Tea, 1-3PM

December: 
December 7 & 14: Christmas at Hazelwood, 11AM-7PM

Please check back regularly for updates on our upcoming events!

 

 

 

 

 

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Voyageur Magazine

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Northeast Wisconsin's Historical Review

Voyageur is a nonprofit magazine about the history of a 26-county area of greater Northeast Wisconsin. It's published twice a year, each June and December. Each 64-page edition highlights historic people, places and events from the region's past. Voyageur has a readership of 10,000, and is distributed to homes, schools, libraries, businesses and other locations throughout Wisconsin, in nearly all fifty states and overseas. Voyageur has published two issues a year since its beginning in 1984. The magazine is published by the Brown County Historical Society in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Our History

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Brown County Historical Society History

For more than 100 years, the Brown County Historical Society has been working to preserve, present, and share the heritage of Brown County, Wisconsin.

BCHS History