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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.


Historical Society

Board Meeting Schedule


The Elmbrook Historical 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 18, 2019*
April 15, 2019*
June 17, 2019*
August 19, 2019*
October 21, 2019*
December 9, 2019*

Lectures & Meetings

The Elmbrook Historical Society sponsors a
variety of programs on topics of historic interest.

All Programs

7:00 pm

  Brookfield Public Library - Community Room

1900 North Calhoun Road

Brookfield, WI 53005

Free and Open to the Public

March 18, 2019

"The War to End All Wars"

Kevin J. Abing

Archivist, Milwaukee Historical Society


His presentation will discuss the Milwaukee home front during World War I and how

the good, the bad and the ugly sides of city residents responded

to the military, social and economic demands of the conflict.


May 20, 2019

"How Does Wisconsin Sound?"

Susan C. Cook, Director

Mead Witter School of Music

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wisconsin has a remarkable musical past, one that shows the individual and collective power of its native and emigrant peoples, and its regional, national and international connections and relationships. This talk presents snapshots from the state's historical and current soundscapes identifying the circumstances under which musical practices were made, remembered and changed.



September 16, 2019


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