Information about Menomonee Falls Pioneer Family Certificate is on the Get Involved page.
In the mid 1960's, the Menomonee Falls Senior Women's Club learned of the historical value of the Miller Davidson House. They voted in Nov. of 1964 to pursue it's possession by the Village, and after many public meetings, decided to organize a group to operate the house as a museum for the public. An interim officer slate was set up to make plans for the Society.
Seven village residents, including the four temporary officers, worked with the Village Attorney to set up by-laws for the Society.
On November 5, 1965, a petition for charter membership was sent to Madison, and on January 8, 1966, approval was given for that charter by the Board of Curators of the State Historical Society.
On February 15, 1966, the state director, presented the certificate of affiliation to the interim group with many compliments, one of which being, You've recognized the fact that your community must understand, appreciate, respect and know it's history. The certificate itself was white with red lettering and a gold seal. With the acceptance of that certificate, Menomonee Falls became one of some 88 representative historical society groups in Wisconsin at that time.
Today, that certificate now hangs on the wall of the Publik House along with subsequent awards earned by the Historical Society. There will be an enlarged copy on display in the Miller Davidson House during every 2016 event, for easier public perusal.
Back in the 60's, dues ranged from $1 annually, to $100 for a lifetime membership. That membership was accepted from any resident interested in the history of the village of Menomonee Falls. After 50 yrs., we are proud to still be here, and having acquired more buildings, thus expanding our house museum into a whole village. Past and present members of this society have much to be proud of, and many thanks go to those who continue to support it.
About Old Falls Village
Nestled on the grounds of a beautiful 17-acre park, Old Falls Village invites you to step back in time and glimpse life as it was from the mid 1800s to the early 1900s. Featuring a variety of historic homes and buildings, this living history museum includes a log home, school house, barn, railroad depot, log cabin, and dairy. The centerpiece of Old Falls Village is the 1858 Miller-Davidson House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Each of the buildings also feature antiques and artifacts from the time.
We're easy to find
Old Falls Village is located on the corner of County Line (Hwy Q) and Pilgrim Road in Menomonee Falls, just 1/2 mile east of Hwy 45.
According to the regular park hours, the grounds of Old Falls Village are closed at 10:00pm. Buildings open during events. Free Parking, Tours by appointment - Groups welcome.
The Menomonee Falls Historical Society is a 501 (c) 3 Charitable nonprofit organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service. Your contribution may be tax deductible, please see your tax advisor for advice.
For information call: (262) 250-3901When calling our phone number, please leave a detailed message on our voicemail, as well as a phone number where we can contact you. You may write to us at, Menomonee Falls Historical Society P.O. Box 91 Menomonee Falls WI 53051, or send us an E-Mail