The Stahl-Conrad Homestead
9724 West Forest Home Avenue, Hales Corners, Wisconsin 53130

Homestead Happenings

Stahl Savanna Project Event  Sunday May 7, 2017

Please join us for the second in our series of programs on oak savannas and how they fit into the original local landscape. The program will begin at 2:00 pm and our speaker will be Randy Powers, native plant expert and owner of Prairie Future Seed Company. Randy will focus on relic savanna plants found in the Hales Corners area and will give ideas for restoration plantings. The event will also feature a walk to neighboring oak trees to brainstorm landscaping ideas. The program is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

After Randy's program, attendees are invited to walk through the oak savanna at the Indian Community School, 10405 W. St. Martins Rd., Franklin. The area contains beautiful old oak trees and the school is working to restore the savanna vegetation.

For current information about the Stahl-Conrad Homestead, a non-profit historical society, please go to Homestead Happenings.  There you can access our newsletters and annual reports.

Stahl-Conrad Homestead, Inc.
  • Mission
  • Membership
On July 31, 2003, Stahl-Conrad Homestead, Inc., a non-profit historical society, purchased the property at 9724 West Forest Home Avenue.  View maps.  We are dedicated to creating a museum and preserving this homestead as a remnant of a bygone lifestyle. Read mission statement.

We welcome new and renewing members! Go to Membership.

The Homestead was featured in the front page story of the July 10, 2003 issue of the Hales Corners Village Hub.  Read the article.

The Homestead
The property includes an 1870s German farmhouse and adjacent land which was in the ownership of Hans Stahl and his descendants, the Conrads, from 1869 to 1986. The 2.5 acre site is a small portion of the original Stahl property.  MORE  

In 2006 the Stahl-Conrad Homestead was designated a local historic landmark by the Village of Hales Corners.

Janesville Plank Road
The homestead land itself has great historical significance.  It is located on the former Janesville Plank Road, a route taken by early settlers as they sought fertile land southwest of Milwaukee.  The property represents what this area once was: small, quiet, agricultural.  

We need your help!
We welcome monetary contributions, gifts of goods and services, and/or your help as a volunteer!   Please call 414-858-9195 for more information about  donations.

Contact us
You can reach us at 414-858-9195, or  e-mail the webmaster.

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This web site began on July 8, 2003.