Historical Society Grounds & Events
The West Allis Historical Society is located at 8405 W National Avenue In addition to their normal programs and operating hours, the City's Historical Commission supports special events and improvements on the Historical Society's grounds.
Note: As of Nov. 23, 2020, the West Allis Historical Society and Museum is closed to the public until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Society is available to assist you via email or through their Facebook page.
West Allis Historical Society Museum
The West Allis Historical Society maintains the West Allis Historical Museum, originally Greenfield Township's Fifth District School. This building is an example of Richardson Romanesque architecture and was built in 1887 of Cream City brick. Today, the Museum features two stories of recreations of historical West Allis businesses and homesteads, and showcases exhibits and memorabilia from West Allis' residential, agricultural, and industrial past. The meticulously maintained collection of artifacts includes vintage fashions, toys, quilts and crafts, furniture and home goods, as well as factory machinery, farm equipment, and tools.
The Museum is closed at this time due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Log School House
The Honey Creek Log School Museum was developed as part of community celebrations for Wisconsin's Sequential Anniversary and to recognize the early settlers of Honey Creek, the small settlement which would grow to become West Allis. The Log School House provides education opportunities for local students studying Wisconsin history. The education experience for students consists of visiting this one-room classroom as it would have been conducted in the 1840s. A docent teacher adopts the persona of William Wallace Johnson or his sister, Marion Johnson Cooper, who were the first teachers at the Honey Creek School.