OVERVIEW

As early settlers came to Milwaukee in the 1840s, they had to make vitally important and lasting decisions without available solutions. Soon after the city was founded in 1846, civic leaders began searching for a place where local residents could count on eternal peace.

Read More

EVENTS

Subscribe to our calendar to follow the special events we present throughout the year. Our popular guided tours are offered in the months of June, July, and August. The calendar is time sensitive and only automatically displays events scheduled a few weeks ahead.

Read More

SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Founded in 1850 to provide a place for dignified burial, this idea continues to this day with the assistance of the Association as the 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization to assist the cemetery in meeting both current and future needs.

Read More

Welcome Friends of Forest Home!

We are a group of like-minded individuals who have a love of history, preservation, landscape design, horticulture and Milwaukee. We have a reverence and respect for the past, but we want to live fully today and we seek to support Forest Home Cemetery.

Read More

Forest Home Preservation, in cooperation with cemetery leadership, supports the protection of the cemetery in both its historical significance and the continuing development of it to meet the needs of the greater Milwaukee community.

Support by the Association will include annual fundraising, development of an endowment to insure the cemeteries long-term future and continual improvement of the operations of the cemetery.

Our efforts are developed in conjunction with the cemetery board and leadership in both an annual plan and a perspective that looks to the future of the cemetery for the next 50 to 100 years.

William E. Smith

William E. Smith

Smith was a Scot, having been born in Inverness Scotland. Hi immigrated to the U.S. with his parents as a young child and was educated in public schools in New York and Michigan. His first job was in New York with Lord and Taylor as a clerk, it appears that he worked...

Laura Ross Wolcott

Laura Ross Wolcott

Laura Ross was born in York, Maine. She must have exhibited strong academic potential as she was educated at George Emerson’s school in Boston and then attended the Horace Mann Normal School. It is reported that she also studied privately with Harvard faculty as women...

Forest Home Cemetery is a unique and special cemetery that is tied to the history of Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1850. Become a FRIEND today and help support our preservation efforts.