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-SEASON Closing this Sunday.  HURRY IN

-Black Earth History Museum at the Depot will close for the season this Sunday (9-25-2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm)

This is your last chance this season to visit the Black Earth Historical Societies Museum at the Depot. If you have not visited the Museum yet this year, you have not seen all the new exhibits and refurbished displays that were done since last year. 


Admission is free.


We will have a visit from the Black Earth Fire Department’s Antique Fire Truck, which will be on display to enhance the fire department display in the museum. You can also purchase Earthman stickers, "Black Earth-A History" (book), get your copy of our collectable 2022 calendar ($10.00), pick up a free book and various other free local history printed materials. The Museum at the Depot is located at 950 Mills Street, in downtown Black Earth. 



-Black Earth Historical Society Facebook Page, Please Like + Follow

The Black Earth Historical Society has a brand new Facebook page administered by Historical Society board member Gary Ballweg. Like and follow our page for the absolute latest news and event updates. A link to the new page is here or below in our contact information. The BEHS page is separate from the Facebook group Gary also administers called Black Earth History. The group allows more interaction from group members about Black Earth history. It's a good idea to both like the page and join our group!



-Historic Downtown Black Earth Buildings For Sale

Several historic buildings are for sale in downtown Black Earth including the former Sarbacker Blacksmith Shop at 1010 Mills Street, listed by Scott Schroeder of RE/MAX Grand, MLS #1927613. This 1906 photo of the building shows the original concrete block construction. To the left of the blacksmith shop is the former brick post officeThe blacksmith shop was owned and operated by John H. Sarbacker, who also built the concrete block home next door on Webb Street shortly after the shop was completed. Sarbacker lived upstairs in the blacksmith shop until the home was completed, according to his granddaughter Ann Sarbacker Wick. Decorative concrete block homes were popular from about the 1890s to 1930s. Concrete block machines could be ordered from the Sears catalog with the blocks often made right at the construction site. The Mills Street building is currently zoned residential/commercial and used as a multi-family. Photograph provided by Ann Sarbacker Wick, member of the Black Earth Historical Society.


2022 Events (Our 30th Anniversary Year!)
-January 5, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-February 2, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-February 6, Sunday 2:00 ANNUAL MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-March 2, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-April 6, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-April 22 & 23, Friday & Saturday 9:00 to 3:00 SPRING RUMMAGE SALE fundraiser, Black Earth History Center
-May 4, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-May 29, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 Black Earth History Museum At The Depot *SEASON OPENER*
-June 1, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-June 25, Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 BRAT FRY fundraiser, Shoe Box 
-July 5, Tuesday **CANCELLED** 6:00 CONCERTS IN THE PARK taco fundraiser, Veterans Memorial Park
-July 6, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-August 3, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-August 13, Saturday FIELD DAYS OPEN HOUSE at the Black Earth History Center with guided tours plus the Black Earth History Museum at the Depot will be open immediately after the parade until 4:00; look for the 1949 Ford driven by Black Earth Historical Society's Vice President Harold Miller in the parade
-September 3, Saturday 9:30 to 4:00 BRAT FRY fundraiser, Shoe Box
-September 7, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-September 25, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 Black Earth History Museum At The Depot *LAST DAY OPEN FOR SEASON* 
-October 5, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-November 2, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-December 7, Wednesday 6:30 MONTHLY MEETING, Black Earth History Center
-December 4, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 SANTA OPEN HOUSE, Black Earth History Center
photo: J. Klett