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Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum


 

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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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Elmbrook Historical Society

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:

October 17, 2016*
December 7, 2016*

 

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
  • Walking tours of local historic interest

  • Special fund raising events such as:

    • "Civil War Encampment" -

      A two day Civil War era re-enactment

    • Halloween at the Haunted Inn - returning 2017

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.

 

 

 

Museum Tours

MayOctober

First and Third Sundays

of the month

1:00 - 4:00 pm

except Federal Holidays

Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum

1075 Pilgrim Parkway

Brookfield, WI

Click here for more information!

 

Annual Dinner

Meeting

November 7, 2016

5:45 - 9:30 pm

Western Racquet Club

1800 Highland Drive

Elm Grove, WI

"Caretakers of the Land and Water:

Native People of Wisconsin"

Prof. Cary Miller

Director of American Indian Studies

UW-Milwaukee

Click here for details and to download a reservation form

 

Join us for a

 

"A Polish

Christmas at the Inn"

in association with

Polanki

Polish Women's Cultural Club

 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 4, 2016

12 noon - 4 pm

Admission:

Adults $6.00

children 6-12 $3.00

5 and under free

All proceeds go to programming and the upkeep of the buildings.

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Lectures for 2017

Programs will be held on

March 20th, May 15th and September 18th, 2017

Speakers to be announced closer to these dates. Please check back.

Community Room

Brookfield Public Library

1900 North Calhoun Road

Brookfield, WI

7:00 pm

Free and open to the public

 

1860's

Afternoon Tea at the Inn

Teas are over for the year!  Thank you to all those who attended.  Remember to reserve early next year because some were sold out.

1st Sunday of each month

during the summer.

Click here for more information

 

Memorial Brick

Walkway

Reserve your place on the brick Memorial Walkway by the Visitor’s Center. Your brick purchase supports the Elmbrook Historical Society in its preservation efforts. These bricks make great gifts in honor of or in memory of a loved one.

All proceeds from your support of this Memorial Walkway will help fund the historical society in our preservation efforts, events and education.

Click here for details and to download a form

 

See the Patriotic Barn Quilt

that makes the Icehouse

a  background for a work of art!

 

 

Gift of the

Elm Grove Garden Club

 
       
 

 
       

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