-New Name: Black Earth History Center
The headquarters & archives for the Black Earth Historical Society is now called the Black Earth History Center, members decided at the September meeting. The BE History Center is still housed in the former Congregational Church at 1022 Blue Mounds Street. The BEHS holds its monthly and annual meetings plus some of its special events at the History Center. A large collection of artifacts and historic photographs are kept in the 100 plus-year-old building. Archivist Carolyn Schafer and a Black Earth Public Library staff member are currently in the process of digitizing the BEHS's historic photographs at the History Center.
-New Name: Black Earth History Museum at the Depot
The name of depot museum in Black Earth has been refined to better describe the museum's content of Black Earth area items. The new official name is the Black Earth History Museum at the Depot. It contains historic displays, photographs and artifacts pertaining to our local heritage of farming, commerce, churches, civic groups, home life, military service and recreation. Explore the Black Earth History Museum at our reopening in May 2021.
-Benefit Black Earth Historical Society On Amazon
With many turning to online shopping due to the pandemic, you can easily donate to the Black Earth Historical Society when shopping on Amazon.com at no additional cost to you. It's easy, just select the Black Earth Historical Society as your charitable choice through the Amazon Smile program.
-Black Earth Historical Society Board Member Paul Skalet Passes Away
The BEHS is saddened to learn of the passing of one of its board members and former president Paul Skalet on Monday, June 8, 2020. To hear Paul's oral interview on Recollection Wisconsin, an online historical digitization program, about his growing up in the Black Earth area, visit recollectionwisconsin.org. To read Paul's obituary, please visit the Wisconsin State Journal. photo: courtesy of BEHS member Jenny Pauley Memorial Day 2017
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