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may now chose to join, or renew your SLAHS membership using
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NEW Sussex Village Hall:
Civic Center and YMCA Plans
SLAHS Reference Book and Magazine Library
We have been inventorying our reference library books and magazines; these
are available at the Depot Museum for your use. Watch as the list grows!
Land O' Lakes Baseball History -
Martin C. Weber Also read
Library History -
1915 to Present: Catch-up with the controversy!
Original Library Agreement between Sussex and Lisbon
Sussex (Lisbon Township) Brewery History
- "NEW INFORMATION" Orig Owners/Builders Identified. Updated March 20, 2014
James Weaver and Hops - the rise of an
The Lisbon Plank Road Came from Early Indian Trails
and Oxen Wagon Roads - History of the FIRST
planked road in the Territory of Wisconsin.
History in Lisbon, Waukesha County, and
updated May 26, 2013
The next four articles are works in progress:
The Taverns and Stages
of Early Waukesha County, Wisconsin with particular emphasis on those in the
Town of Lisbon
Indians: Local - Arrowheads and Artifacts
- "Indians Were Here First!"
Pages from the Past
- Need volunteers to help in transcribing
past columns. Updated 1/15/2014. Thank you Sarah!
The SLAHS December General Meeting was held
Thursday December 11, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the
Museum. Christmas party followed after
The General Membership present voted and accepted a new Mission
Statement for our Society. See
Current Exhibit is
‘Taverns and Saloons - A Local History of Brewing
open Saturday, July 12th, 1-4pm.
If you have breweriana advertising/memorabilia from
the local Sussex-Lisbon, Lannon area saloons/taverns, that you like to
donate, or to share, please contact Mike Reilly at 414-530-3121, or write to our SLAHS email at
A new exhibit in "Fred's Room"!
Celebrating Land O' Lakes Baseball in Lannon and Sussex/Lisbon. Looking for
old jerseys, caps, bats, mitts, umpire equipment, trophies, pennants, team
photos and news articles. Note: In 8 yrs will be 100th
Anniversary of Founding!
(The Depot Museum will be open every
2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 PM.
January thru March by appointment only; call Fred Keller 262-246-3603))
Admission $4.00, children 10 and under Free.
Museum Memorial Garden:
We are in need of volunteers to care for the flowers and trees. Please call
June Keller (262) 246-3603 if interested in helping.
At the March 14, 2014 Annual Meeting held
at the Waukesha State Bank meeting room, the following were re-elected Officers:
President: Steve Haasch;
Vice-President: Roger Johnson;
Secretary: Susan Haasch;
Treasurer: Donna Zimmermann;
Director: Robert "Bob" Baier (replacing Mona Day)
|| If you are interested
in contributing to this website's content, cemetery and newspaper transcriptions,
individual/family history, early stories of the area/people/businesses,
etc., please contact Mike Reilly
Note: To make your contributions easier to add, please consider
submitting them by email, email attachment, or CD, audio DVD, or SD.
About your: Historian Fred Keller, click on
A Man For All Seasons and also
Keller and His Collection - Sussex
Sun articles about his collection and the beginning of a local historical
Editor & Webmaster: Michael R. Reilly (Mike) (510)
pages of local historical information currently See us grow!
The Sussex-Lisbon Area
Historical Society, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the
collection and preservation of historically significant artifacts, pictures,
stories, and similar materials from the Sussex and Lisbon area (Lannon,
Colgate, Lake Five, Marcy, Merton, Pewaukee, Menomonee Falls, and Butler).
The Society held organizational meetings in mid 2001, and formally announced
intentions for official formation as a non-profit corporation in November
2001. The Society is affiliated with the Wisconsin State Historical
Association as a local society.
The Society has an open
membership policy, welcoming all interested parties to join for a nominal
fee. Annual memberships are for the calendar year beginning on January 1 of
each year. Lifetime memberships are also available for a fee.
You may now chose to join,
or renew your SLAHS membership using your PayPal account, credit, or debit
Board of Directors Meeting:
Depot Museum, 6:30 PM
on 2/5/14, 5/7/15.
Exhibit Committee Meeting:
Members will be called
when needed for date, location and times.
SLAHS Volunteer Workday:
The Museum will be
open every Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 4:00 PM until December
Building & Grounds Meeting:
Meetings will be
called when needed.
SLAHS General Meeting: 12/11/14,
6:30 PM, Depot Museum.
Annual Christmas Party
Newsletter articles due: 1/30/15.
Newsletter Mailed: 2/23/15.
Spring 2015, Depot
Museum, Date to be announced.
We ask that when visiting the museum to please park more
at the Piggly Wiggly, or across the street at library, or village hall
parking lots. We want to be good neighbors and not crowd our new
neighbors out, or their customers from being able to park on their own
property. Thank you .
Thomas Spencer Redford
1st to Stake a Claim in Lisbon Township
The Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc.'s museum is located at:
N63 W23791 Main St., Sussex, WI. 53089 (The
Depot Museum will be open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 1 to 4
PM. January thru March by appointment only; call Fred Keller 262-246-3603))
Admission $4.00, children 10 and under Free.
Telephone: Contact Fred Keller
Correspondence should be addressed to :
Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc. (or SLAHS)
P. O. Box 32
Sussex, WI. 53089-0032
E-mail us at: