Michael R. Reilly

Website Editor & Webmaster: Michael R. Reilly (Mike)

“Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so I may wet my brain and say something clever.” – Aristophanes

What you’ll find contained on these web pages isn’t the work of a Master Historian or a Professional Genealogist, but just an average person, that when an interest arises, gets a itch to find out more about the subject, and usually ends up scratching/compiling the information and adding some additional personal insight/comments. This is pretty true of everything you’ll find on my personal website, including this local historical Society’s website which I write for and maintain.

I worked 36 years for the largest medical manufacturer in the world performing a wide variety of jobs in engineering and manufacturing until May 2008, so unless I’m away vacationing, much of my recreational time is spent being inquisitive, generally with too many irons in the fire at one time. I hope these pages will somehow benefit this website’s visitors as many have been with other topics.


Newsletter Editor for Milwaukee Antique Bottle & Advertising Club two years. Wrote Club’s 25th Anniversary book, February 1997.

Editor of e-mail tin collecting newsletter “Tin Gathering” – over 1,100 subscribers world-wide. 1995-96.

Collector of Schlitz advertising memorabilia, antique advertising tins (pop corn, potato chip, pretzel, band-aid, tape, liquor), and first edition science fiction & fantasy novels.

Wrote chronological history of Schlitz Brewing Company – reference http://www.slahs.org/schlitz/index.htm

Midwest Editor for Bottles & Extras magazine for a year. Also wrote column, “SOS Editors”, newsletter assistance.

Family & local genealogy research and writing.

Former Pack 62 Cub Scout Den Leader; former Adult Committee Member Boy Scout Troop 175;

Assistant Little League Baseball Coach, Lannon, two years;

former Secretary and President Men’s Friday night bowling league, Waukesha, Red Carpet Lanes.

Have been providing free information on antiques and collectibles by e-mail and and the internet since 1995.

Webmaster and Editor, www.slahs.org since Dec. 2002

SLAHS Board appointed “Assistant-Curator”, February 22, 2006; Approved Annual Meeting March 9, 2006.

Elected SLAHS President March 11, 2015

Museum Director of Fred H. Keller History Museum on 2nd floor of Village of Sussex Civic Center, N64 W23760 Main Street, Sussex, 53089-0032

Just like a good wine, I, and these web pages, will get better over time!

“To love what you do and feel that it matters–how could anything be
more fun?” — Katharine Graham (1917-2001)

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