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

Homestead Happenings


Holidays at the Homestead

Learn about German Christmas traditions at this special holiday event. Decorated Christmas trees, a Christmas raffle, baked goods and more will be featured from noon to 3:00 p.m. on November 29 & 30, December 6 & 7 and December 13 & 14. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get some goodies for gifts or holiday entertaining. Cookies, fruit cake, Mary’s delicious baklava, and yes, even homemade dog biscuits will be available. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family.

Christmas Tree Sale

The Homestead’s annual Christmas tree sale is also taking place so it is a great time to pick up your own tree for decorating. Hours for the tree sale are 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Hurry in for the best selection because they sell out fast! Decorative swags and other arrangements made by the Hawthorn Garden Club are also available.

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!  We also appreciate donations of items relating to settlement of this area, 19th and early 20th century farming, the Stahl and Conrad families, businesses operated by the Conrads, etc.  Please call 414-858-9195 for more information about contributions and 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.