Greendale Historical Society Bus Trip

July 12, 2010

The Greendale Historical Society is organizing a six-day, guided bus tour of the village's two sister "Greenbelt Towns" also built during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration, Greenhills, Oh. and Greenbelt, Md. The three planned garden communities are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places and unique social/cultural experiments built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in an effort to put people to work and provide low-cost housing relief during the Great Depression of the 1930's.

 

The deluxe motor coach trip begins in Greendale on Sept. 25, 2010 and will include five nights' hotel lodging and continental breakfast each day. The first evening in Ohio will include a reception dinner hosted by the Greenhills Historical Society followed by a grand tour of the town the next day and a ride on the Ohio River "Ducks."

 

Soon after arrival in Greenbelt, Md., the group will enjoy a tour of some of the lighted memorials in nearby Washington D.C. On Day Four, the Greenbelt Historical Society will guide the visitors on an in-depth look at their town with lunch provided. Another side trip to the nation's capital that evening will follow.

 

On Day Five the tour begins for home and will stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania before spending the night near Toledo. On the morning of the last day the Maumee Historical Society will open their Walcott House Museum Complex. The party will arrive back in Greendale on the afternoon of the sixth day.

 

The cost of the tour is $599 for members and $699 for non-members, based on double occupancy. A $100 deposit will secure a reservation. The Greendale Historical Society is planning many commemorative events in the coming months as the village approaches its 75th anniversary in 2013.

 

For further information please contact Kathleen Hart at:

414-423-7064

Community Watch

» Miles from home: Greendale's Hilborn to compete in Olympics marathon — for Latvia Updated:  7/29

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Menomonee Falls baseball virtuoso Ty Weber and Big Ten Media Day Updated:  7/29

» Franklin Night Out Aug. 1 to kick off national event the following day 7/29

» Franklin resident Darlene Habanek to present at Quilt Expo in Madison 7/29

» Hales Corners Library ends summer reading program with comedy, prizes 7/27

» South side restaurant operators to plead guilty in tax fraud case 7/27

» Oak Creek prepares for National Night Out Updated:  7/27

» Jack Redmond & Frank Disco Gratke vie for chance at state assembly 7/26

» Franklin school specialist is 'Making IT Happen' with technology 7/26

» Bridge connects offerings at Abendschein Park 7/26

» New pickleball courts to be painted at Ken Windl, Pleasant View Parks 7/26

» Walks catch up to Oak Creek baseball team in state loss to Marquette 7/26

» Hales Corners Night Out to "promote and preserve prosperous community" 7/26

» Franklin Library to host Pokemon Go Night on August 11 7/26

» Amber Frymark wins Hottest Kitchen Entreprenuer Challenge 7/26

» Lawmaker Grobschmidt knew how to reach across the aisle 7/25

» Oak Creek Public Library to host Hogwarts Reunion 7/25

» Live coverage: 2016 WIAA State Summer Baseball Tournament Updated:  7/22

» Big inning leads Marquette past Oak Creek in state semifinal 7/22

» Sue Haislmaier's watercolor paintings on display at botanical gardens 7/22

» Franklin community shows support for local police officers 7/21

» Traveling Beer Gardens coming to Hales Corners Park 7/21

» Moth Night at Wehr Nature Center July 29&30 7/21

» Oak Creek hangs banners at Drexel Town Square in honor of local military heroes 7/21

» Social media story on the storms rolling through Milwaukee area 7/21

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement