Cudahy Historical Society

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  •  General Meeting - April 21st, 2015 

    Learn About the Journey of Pere Marquette At Next Cudahy Historical Society Meeting

    Milwaukee in the 1600s and the Journey of Pere Marquette will brought to life at the next General Meeting of the Cudahy Historical Society on Tuesday, April 21.

    Presented by Juliet Hills of the Milwaukee County Historical Society, the event will be held beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cudahy rail road depot, 4647 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue. The talk is free and everyone is invited.

    Almost 350 years ago, the young Jesuit priest Jacques Marquette arrived in the New World. Let us follow him and his colleague, the explorer Joliet, as they travel by canoe over a landscape unknown to Europeans or anyone living east of the Appalachians in 1674. The presentation will also talk about their arrival into what would become Milwaukee.


  •   Annual Police Bicycle Auction  

    The Cudahy Historical Society will hold its popular Police Bicycle Auction & City Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 16.

    The events will take place at the historic Cudahy RR depot, 4647 S. Kinnickinnic (corner of south KK and Plankinton avenues).

    Bikes will be available for previewing at 9 a.m. with the auction beginning promptly at 11. There is a $1 fee for a paddle to bid.

    Also on Saturday is the city department rummage sale including a fire hydrant, non-current street signs, surplus equipment, donated items and more. The sale begins at 8:30 a.m.

    For more information contact Dan Vnuk, 414/481-6416



  • Open House
  • Open houses at the Depot begin again in April, always on the last Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon. The Open Houses at the Depot are a great way to learn more about the history of our city and the only chance to view some of the interesting items in the "back room" – the area that once was the baggage area. There you’ll find velocipedes, which are three-wheeled hand-propelled cars that were once used to check the condition of the railroad tracks, and old "pull the handle and close the curtain" voting booth, a telephone operator’s switchboard and a lot more. Knowledgeable docents are on hand to answer questions.



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