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-Annual Meeting to Feature Frank E. Wolf at 2:00 Sunday, February 6
Everyone is invited to the 30th annual Black Earth Historical Society annual meeting February 6 at the Black Earth History Center, 1022 Blue Mounds Street in Black Earth. Local historian Frank E. Wolf will be the featured speaker on the history of the railroads in Black Earth and Mazomanie. Frank is a member of both the Black Earth and Mazomanie historical societies and grew up on a farm just west of Mazomanie in the 1940s and '50s. He has authored six books on local history including "Civil War Mazo Manie" in 2019. Annual 2022 dues and/or donations are welcome at this free event. Refreshments will be served.




-Historic Black Earth 2022 Calendars $15 

Pick up yours at the Black Earth Library or at 1531 Center Street in Black Earth between 9am and 6pm everyday. For more information, please contact Gary Ballweg at  garyaballweg@gmail.com. Yes, we will mail them. Most are sold, don't delay! 


-Rummage Sale Fundraiser Friday & Saturday April 22, 23

Please donate unwanted items now for our annual spring rummage sale April 22, 23 from 9:00 to 3:00 at the Black Earth History Center, 1022 Blue Mounds Street in downtown Black Earth. To donate or volunteer with set up, sales, or clean up, contact organizers Gary or Debbie Ballweg. Toys, books, puzzles, games, household items, sporting good, furniture, tools, antique and vintage good are desired; sorry no clothing or electronics.



-New 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!


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 9:00 to 4:00 BRAT FRY fundraiser, Shoe Box 
-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 with a special open house at the Black Earth History Center with guided tours and the Black Earth History Museum at the Depot both open immediately after the parade; Parade with 1949 Ford driven by Black Earth Historical Society's Vice President Harold Miller
-August, Saturday 9:00 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: Jennifer Rude Klett