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Updated 07/25/2014

Recent additions to website:   Calendar of Events
 

 
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   You may now chose to join, or renew your SLAHS membership using your PayPal account, credit, or debit card. Please use the following link to make a secure on-line payment.

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Depot Museum Needs Help!
     A leak was found in our oil boiler at the Depot Museum; we had a gas connection installed to the building, and a new forced air system that utilizes the current ductwork air handler was added.
     It meant money that is difficult to replace unless the community steps up to help out. Fund raising projects proved less than satisfactory, so we're looking for your help. As all homeowners know, things like this happen, and we did do something about reducing our heating costs in the process
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Please send donations to:
Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society, Inc. (or SLAHS)
P. O. Box 32, Sussex, WI. 53089-0032

Land O' Lakes Baseball History - Martin C. Weber Also read Sussex Baseball

Library History - Part 3  2006 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 industry

The Lisbon Plank Road Came from Early Indian Trails and Oxen Wagon Roads - History of the FIRST planked road in the Territory of Wisconsin.

Hop Growing History in Lisbon, Waukesha County, and Wisconsin 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

Index to Blatz Brewing Company British Brewery Syndicate Letters

Waukesha Spring Brewing Company

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 General Meeting will be held Thursday September, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Waukesha State Bank Community Room.

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 slahsinc@yahoo.com

Special Sale of Breweriana - Donated Breweriana items for sale to purchase digital projector and new screen for museum. Auto style liquor decanter collection, 11 pcs - $500; Several scale model brewery trucks, $25 ea; a number of old tap markers, various prices; never used blue Labatt beer inflatable kayak, $100.

A new exhibit in "Fred's Room" is in the works! 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 Fred Keller: A Man For All Seasons and also Fred H. Keller and His Collection - Sussex Sun articles about his collection and the beginning of a local historical society.

About your: Website 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 card. Please use the following link to make a secure on-line payment.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Board of Directors Meeting: Depot Museum, 6:30 PM on 8/7/14, 11/6/14.

Newsletter Committee Meeting: Steve Haasch Residence, 6:30 PM will be called when needed.

Building & Grounds Meeting: Depot Museum at 6:30 PM. Meetings will be called when needed.

Newsletter articles due: 07/31/14.

Newsletter Mailed: 08/13/14.

Pauline Haass Ice Cream Social: 8/6/14, Weyer Park & Pauline Haass Library in Sussex, 6PM to 8PM. Depot Museum open

Heritage Weekend Saturday August 9, 2014, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday, the 10th, 10am - 4pm; see Event Schedule http://www.lisbonparks.org/heritage/Schedule%20of%20Events.htm SLAHS will have a booth again on grounds; Depot Museum NOT Open on 8/9/2014.

Sussex Antique Power Assn. Annual Threshing Bee: Sussex Village Park, 8/23 thru 8/24/14, 9AM-5PM Daily. Depot Museum open on Saturday

Appraisal Day: 9/13/14, at Depot Museum, 1PM to 4PM.

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:  slahsinc@yahoo.com 

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