Newly Bound Books

18 October 2018

Before and after photos of two books that were repaired by Grimm Book Bindery in Madison. Both books are used for research at our Historical Society Research Library. 

One is titled “Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County (1894)”.

The other is titled “The History of Waukesha County (MDCCCLXXX)”.

Do you remember how to read Roman numerals? What year is this.


















Eagle Historical Society Research Library

7 October 2018

The Eagle Historical Society maintains a research library and archives at the Eagle Historical Society Museum, located at 217 Main Street, Eagle, WI 53119.

The collection focuses on all aspects of the history of Eagle and its citizens, businesses, and churches.  Material does not circulate but photocopying is available at the discretion of museum staff. Laptop computers are allowed.

Our collection includes the following;

1. Extensive Historic Files on Eagle Families
          A. Book – History of Waukesha County
          B. Book – Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County
          C. Book – Prairie Farmers Home Directory – 1928
          D. Book – Rural Directory – 1918-1923
2. Selected Family Genealogies -Vertical File
3. Local Obituaries
4. Cemetery Records – Jericho, Little Prairie, Melendy’s Prairie, Oak Grove, Oak Ridge, Old St. Theresa’s, St. Theresa’s-Oak Knoll
5. Waukesha Freeman Obituaries-1859-1920
6. Local Weddings, Birth and Military Service Records
7. Book -Index to Waukesha County Marriages -1846-1907
8. Plat Maps 1940-1957, Plat Books 1873, 1891, Others
9. Eagle Quill Newspaper 1898-1950. STAFF WILL DO LOOKUPS
10. Photos of Eagle: Places and People. Actual Photos, Digitized
11. Local Business History and Ledgers
12. School History and Class Photos
13. Church History – Eagle Methodist and St Theresa Catholic
14. General Information of Area
15. Extensive File of Eagle Artifact Documents
16. Village and Town Government Records
          A. Village-1912 to Present
          B. Town -1925 to Present
17. Eagle News Column-1897 to Present
18. Book: Yesterday in Little Prairie 1874-1919. 3 Volumes
19. Yearbooks
          A. The Megaphone, Waukesha High School.1941, ’42,’43
          B. Minneiska, Whitewater State Teachers’ College 1929
20. Local Telephone Directories

Before visiting the Museum, download the Genealogy or Research Request Form below and bring it with you.

Eagle Genealogy Request Form

Eagle Research-Request-Form




Telephone Company Switchboard

10 September 2018

As a rule we don’t alter donated items but when we received this Eagle Telephone Company switchboard our hope was to restore it. It had been repurposed into a dressing table and if you look closely you can see where holes from the switches and cords had been filled in.

We couldn’t find any photos of the original switchboard. EHS member Jim Neist researched switchboards and crafted this generic switchboard. This will give visitors a more realistic idea of how a switchboard functioned.

Thank you Jim!





















Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary

31 August 2018

The sound of thunder is roaring on the roads of Wisconsin as motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world descend on Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson for their 115th Anniversary.  Many riders will take to the highways and byways to see some of the beautiful scenery Wisconsin has to offer including Eagle.  Did you know that motorcycles have traveled through Eagle for just as long?  While they weren’t all Harleys with that deep-throated exhaust, they were the latest fashion of the day.   Here are a few postcards.  (Click on image for a closer look)












Happy Anniversary!!!




2018 Ice Cream Social Videos

13 July 2018

Take a look at the videos from our 2018 Ice Cream Social featuring the

Palmyra-Eagle Community Band

Ice Cream Social Intro  5:17

Around The World In 80 Days 4:39

Macarena (Mexico)  5:18

The Bare Necessities  4:38

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina 5:22

Kettle Moraine Blues  5:47

Hope you enjoy!





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