Orin Benson Film

29 May 2019

Orin Benson (1914 – 2005) was an internationally known animal trainer. He made training dogs his life’s work at Benson’s Kennels in Eagle for nearly 70 years. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Prince Phillip, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Joe Foss, Clayton Moore (the “Lone Ranger”) and many other notables were among his thousands of clients and friends.

Orin traveled the nation many times over, giving memorable performances with his troop of dogs. He also worked with bears, foxes, otters, skunks, hawks and other animals. He was well known for the wolves he kept. He made many wildlife film segments for Walt Disney and was broadcast on television and the radio.

Orin was inducted into the Retriever Field Trial Hall of Fame and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Hall of Fame. He was instrumental in forming the sports show 65 years ago. He received a citation from the Wisconsin State Senate for his abilities and contributions to society, and he has numerous other accolades for his work.

See a Short Orin Benson Film Here

Produced by Caleb Alexander Peavy


4th Annual Veterans Memorial

28 May 2019

Music on the Patio Sunday May 26th 2pm

22 May 2019

Eagle Coronet Band

Eagle Cornet Band

Edmund Lin’s founded and directed the band. He employed Thomas Williams of Milwaukee to teach and train the band members. For ten years this was one of the outstanding musical organizations in Waukesha County

In Celebration, join us for;


Join the Eagle Historical Society (217 – Main Street) for Music On The Patio on Sunday May 26 a 2pm.

“Romance and Roses”, Popular music from the home front from 1860 to 1918.  Presented by Ed Pierce and the Harmony Cornet Band.  Bring a lawn chair and welcome in the holiday weekend with stories, music and neighbors!

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2019 Veterans Recognition Program

6 April 2019

E.H.S. appreciates your military service to the United States of America and for advancing the universal hope of freedom and liberty for all. This year at our annual Veteran’s Recognition Program we will be honoring all veterans with ties to the Eagle area who have served since the Viet Nam War.
This year’s program will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 P.M. If you would like to participate please tell us a little about you and your service.

Please click the link below

2019 Veterans Recognition Program Form

and return the completed form no later than May 18, 2019 to:

Eagle Historical Society
PO Box 454
Eagle, WI 531119-0454
or email to: curator@eaglehistoricalsociety.org

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