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WPA Achieves 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Status

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

WPA Achieves 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Status

We are excited to announce that Waukesha Preservation Alliance (WPA) has achieved 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status from the IRS. This tax exempt status will be retroactive to our incorporation date in June, 2011. As a non-profit public charity, our status change provides new benefits to WPA, our members, and those who wish to contribute to WPA. The key benefits include: Grants available to non-profits can now be pursued. Membership dues are tax deductible. Contributions made to WPA by individuals and corporations are tax deductible. Again, thank you for your continued support.

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WPA Event Featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Entrée Section

Posted on May 5, 2014

WPA Event Featured in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Entrée Section

Waukesha Preservation Alliance’s event, Waukesha Historic Preservation Days, was recently featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Entrée section – front-page feature article: Area home tours are starting up again. Click here to read the article.

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2014 Historic Preservation Days

Posted on Mar 31, 2014

2014 Historic Preservation Days

Waukesha Preservation Alliance, along with many other partner organizations, is proud to host Historic Preservation Days on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 2014. This annual event brings local history to life for all ages. Saturday’s events include historic walking tours, a guided springs tour, an antique vehicle display, and an opportunity to view and learn the history of Silurian spring. The Waukesha County Museum will host an open house of its exhibits. Special events include an Introduction to Tea, as well as a historic brewery memorabilia display inside a local brewery. On Sunday, open houses of historic homes will be offered. The majority of events are...

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Minniska Spring Path Restoration

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

Minniska Spring Path Restoration

On this past Saturday, Boy Scout Jackson Boyer took on the path to Minniska Spring as his Eagle Scout Project. Eagle Scout Service Projects are the opportunity for a Boy Scout in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to demonstrate leadership of others while performing a project for the benefit of his community. Jackson organized a large crew that cut back trees and brush, graded the path, put in steps, put down wood chips, and cleaned up garbage in the woods. Photo courtesy of John Schoenknecht. For more photos, please visit our Facebook page by clicking here. Thank you Jackson for helping Waukesha regain access to this...

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Carriage Barn Fire

Posted on Jun 19, 2013

Carriage Barn Fire

Sad news from the McCall Street Historic District. A carriage barn, located at 114 N. Hartwell, burned in the early morning hours. McCall Street has several wonderful carriage barns that were called out and listed as contributing buildings in the district. The barn appears to be a total loss.

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2013 Landmark Commission Schoenknecht Award Winner

Posted on May 21, 2013

2013 Landmark Commission Schoenknecht Award Winner

Ron Lostetter from Carroll University will be awarded the Schoenknecht award for the spirit of historic preservation. Ron’s appreciation and interest in Carroll’s historic properties has grown over the years. He was nominated because of his work on the historic homes that Carroll owns. The Ryall-Pool-Boehmke house that is pictured here is the latest project to be taken on by Carroll. Ron was very excited when he found out that this was the oldest building on campus. He was also excited when early 1900’s photographs from the Boehmke family had been found showing the details of the house. He even arranged for the Boehmke family to come and see the home...

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