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 five 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.


February Events:

2017 Annual Dinner Flyer

2017 Annual Dinner

February 22, 2017
5:00 p.m. - Cash Bar
6:00 p.m. - Dinner
2017 Annual Dinner Invitation
ponsored by One Law Group, S.C.

March Events:

Home School Program Poster Wisconsin Women

 Women from Wisconsin II:

Home School Program

March 22, 2017; 10:00-11:30 a.m
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Tea Poster Jan 2017

The Women of Early Green Bay: Afternoon Tea

March 25, 2017: 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 tea buffet with savory and sweet treats, all served with an old-fashioned flair. Then, meet four historic women of Green Bay and listen to their fascinating stories about life in early Wisconsin!

Cost: $20.00/person

Advanced Reservation is required due to limited seating. 
Please call 920-437-1840 or Email us at

Upcoming Events 2017

February 22nd: 2017 Annual Dinner
at the Hyatt Regency/KI Convention Center
5:00 p.m.- Cash Bar;
6:00 p.m. - Dinner

March 22nd: Wisconsin Women II: Home
School Program,in Partnership
with Hertiage Hill, 10:00-11:30 a.m. (At Hazelwood)
March 25th: Hazelwood Spring Tea, 1:00 -3:00 p.m.

April 22nd: Girl Scout's Digital Photography
Badge Program, in Partnership with
Brown County Library, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (At Central Library)

May 17th: Treasure Tour, 4:00-8:00 p.m.
May 20th: Walking Tour, 10:00 a.m.

June 14th & 15th: Fort Howard Cemetery Walk, 6:30 p.m.

July 29th: Fairy Faire, 1:00 -3:30 p.m.

August 2nd & 3rd: Allouez Catholic Cemetery Walk, 6:30 p.m.

September 6th & 7th: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk, 6:00 p.m.
September 9th: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk, 4:00 p.m.
September 23rd: Walking Tour, 10:00 a.m.

October 7th & 14th: Haunted Hazelwood, 5:00-9:00 p.m. 

December 1st & 2nd: Hazelwood Holiday Tea, 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
December 9th & 16th: Hazelwood Ethnic Christmas, 12-4;5-8 p.m.

Please check back regularly for updates on our upcoming events!






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Voyageur Magazine


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.

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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