Black Earth, Wisconsin


  • The opening of the museum set for Sunday, May 24 has been postponed until sometime in June. Updates will be posted here.
  • The Black Earth Historical Society monthly meeting set for Wednesday, June 3 has been cancelled due to the government shutdown. 

  • The spring garage sale fundraiser has been postponed until further notice. The Black Earth Historical Society will be holding a garage sale later this year at the Museum on Mills Street, in conjunction with the village-wide garage sale, possibly in fall. If you have items to donate or wish to volunteer, please contact board member David Cooper at 608-767-2281. We are seeking: volunteers for set up, sales, clean up; plus donated items in good condition such as toys, books, household items, sporting equipment, furniture, tools, etc. (sorry no clothing, electronics or tech equipment)

Museum, David Cooper photo below: Jennifer Rude Klett

2020 Events:

-Monthly meetings are held at 6:30 the first Wednesday evening of the month at the BEHS for 2020 including January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3 (cancelled due to the coronavirus), July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, and December 2. Public is welcome.

-Annual meeting is Sunday, February 16 at 2:00. Everyone is welcome.

-Culver's Share Event fundraiser is Monday, March 9 at Culver's in Cross Plains from 11:00 to 7:00.

-Garage Sale fundraiser is Friday and Saturday, April 17 & 18 (postponed until further notice) at the Museum, on Mills Street at the railroad tracks. Donated items and volunteers are needed. 

-Museum opens for the summer Sunday, May 24 (Memorial Day weekend)  to be determined sometime in June from 1:00 to 4:00, and for the next 15 Sundays through September 27.

-Brat Fry fundraisers will be Saturday,  June 20 and August 22 at the Shoe Box, 1314 Canal Street in Black Earth, from 9:00 to 4:00 or until the brats run out.
photo: Jennifer Rude Klett 2019