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Fundraiser Letter and Buy A Brick Donation Give us a Click!
Local Music History Index - Learn about and contribute to the area's rich music history Updated 11/22/2015
The Old Sussex Community Hall - condensed version of Fred's articles
Weaver Family: Ten Years in America - Life Highlights
Taverns & Saloons an Index: Taverns & Saloons to local area businesses and histories
Ashlar Lodge #193 - Masonic is SOLD!
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!
UPDATED 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 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
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 Quarterly Meeting will be Thursday December 10, 2015 1at 6:30 PM
at the Sussex Waukesha State Bank on State Road 164. XMAS Party
The General Membership, present at the December meeting, voted and accepted a new Mission Statement for our Society. See http://www.slahs.org/about/mission.htm
Current Exhibit is ‘Taverns and Saloons - A Local History of Brewing ’. Also see Index: Taverns & Saloons
New Exhibits! We have a camera exhibit with examples dating back to circa 1910. Also - View the history of the bandaid thru an exhibit of old bandage and tape tins! Plus our newest exhibit on our local music history is progressing; polka waltz and rock n' roll!
There's an 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 7 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. All Wednesdays from 1-6:30 PM. January thru March by appointment only; call Fred Keller 262-246-3603 or Mike Reilly 414-530-3121)) 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 11, 2015 Annual Meeting held at the Waukesha State Bank meeting room, the following were elected or re-elected Officers: President: Michael Reilly; Vice-President: Roger Johnson; Secretary: Susan Haasch; Treasurer: Donna Zimmermann; Directors: Sarah Pichler [new filling one yr of Bob Schlei's 3=yr term], Peter Sparrow, Sonny Mehringer.
| 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.
Board of Directors Meeting:
Depot Museum, 6:30 PM on 2/4/15, 5/5/16.
Steering & Planning Committee Meeting:
At the Depot Museum on: 12/2/15, at 6:30 PM, then the rest of the winter season on: 12/16/15 1/6/16, 1/20/16, 2/3/16, 2/17/16, 3/2/16 at 1:00 PM. Any member is invited to attend and participate.
SLAHS Dec. General Meeting: 12/10/15
, 6:30 PM, Waukesha State Bank Community Room. Christmas party to follow.
Newsletter articles due: 1/29/16
Newsletter Mailed: 2/23/16
Sussex Christmas Tree Lighting: 12/5/15
, 5 PM, Sussex Village Hall.
Hamilton High School Spring Fest:
Look for date & time in the local Sussex Sun. See you there!
SLAHS Volunteer Workday:
After Spring April 11, 2015 opening: The Museum will be open every Wednesday of the month from 1:00 to 7:00 PM until December 2, 2015.
Normal Hours of Operation [April thru Dec 2nd]: (The Depot Museum will be open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 PM. All Wednesdays from 1-6:30 PM. By appointment only requests; call Fred Keller 262-246-3603 or Mike Reilly 414-530-3121)) Admission $4.00, children 10 and under Free.
Winter Hours of Operation: The Depot Museum will be open every Wednesday afternoon beginning December 16, 2015 from 1-4pm. Every other Wednesday beginning same day, will also be meeting of Planning & Steering Committee from 1-3pm. Also - January thru March 2016 by appointment only requests; call Fred Keller 262-246-3603 or Mike Reilly 414-530-3121)) Admission $4.00, children 10 and under Free.