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Fridays in the Park – Downtown Beloit

Downtown Beloit State St. and E. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI, United States

Join us for lunch and music in historic downtown Beloit! Gather in the First National Bank Plaza at the corned of State St and Grand Ave for live music by Back Roads Trio and lunch and a refreshing drink from La Casa Grande for only $7! Get your Beloit Heritage Days Passport stamped at the […]

“Toy Story” Movie on the Big Lawn

Riverside Park S Riverside Dr., Beloit, WI, United States

Join us on Beloit's beautiful riverfront for this family classic sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Bring chairs and blankets. Get stamped at the Friends of Riverfront table, take a walk on the Beloit Heritage Walkway at the Harry C. Moore Pavilion! Located at the south end of Riverside Park near the Jones Pavilion. (RAIN DATE- Sun., […]

Downtown Beloit Farmers Market

Downtown Beloit State St. and E. Grand Ave., Beloit, WI, United States

The Beloit Farmers Market is one of the oldest and largest farmers markets in Wisconsin and is located in historic downtown Beloit. Get your stamp at the Downtown Beloit Association's booth located at the intersection of State and Grand.

Beloit College Mounds Tour

Beloit College 700 College St, Beloit, WI

Beloit College campus features 20 conical, linear, and animal effigy mounds built between about AD 400 and 1200. Join Nicolette Meister, Logan Museum of Anthropology Director and and students in the Campus Mounds Sustainability and Advocacy Initiative on a walking tour of the Beloit College Mounds to learn more about their history and stewardship. ► Registration […]

History of Beloit Public Library

Beloit Public Library 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, WI, United States

Beloit Public Library has been operating for 125 years and its first building was donated by Andrew Carnegie. Historian Alex Carlson presents the history of this wonderful community resource. Join us for a talk and light refreshments. 

Fur Traders River Run Paddle Trip with Rocktown Adventures

Fur Traders River Run Paddle Trip with Rocktown Adventures, Saturday, Sept. 11, 10:00 a.m., Follow the path of the early fur traders who used the Rock River as a “commerce highway” to move their wares. Fur Trader Joseph Thibault’s cabin was located near your launch area, and you’ll paddle by the trading post in Macktown […]

Food & Fun for the Family and Open House with Tours at Visit Beloit’s New Headquarters

Visit Beloit Headquarters 656 Pleasant St., Beloit, WI, United States

Food & Fun for the Family and Open House with Tours at Visit Beloit’s new headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 11, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m , Visit Beloit, 656 Pleasant St., Beloit. Come see how Visit Beloit is transforming this historical church into their new headquarters. The first 150 people to visit will enjoy a free […]

Bushnell Wheeler House Open House

Bushnell Wheeler House 542 Wheeler St., South Beloit, IL, United States

Come tour this beautifully restored home which also has wonderful displays of Stateline history. Historical Society members will be on hand to give tours and answer questions. The ladies will be selling their hand made crafts and all 8 of the different Beloit books including the new one, "One More Look Back", John Patrick’s fascinating […]

Mammoths to Mounds: 13,000 Years of Native American History | FREE! Time Traveler Program

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

FREE WITH DISCOUNT CODE - People have lived in the Rock River valley ever since the last ice age. Dr. Bill Green presents this program where you'll learn how the latest archaeological discoveries are adding to our understanding of the area's ancient residents. This is a program of our Time Travelers Series that explores the […]

$5.00

“Through their Eyes: History of African Americans in Beloit 1836-1970” Documentary Screening

Beloit Public Library 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, WI, United States

Beloit natives Jim and Cheryl Caldwell will be special guests as we view the documentary they created in 2011 to showcase the illustrious history of African American families and their challenges and triumphs in the city of Beloit from 1836 to 1970. They will share about making the documentary and guests from the film will […]

Big Hill Rocks and Walls with Welty Environmental Center – Free!

Big Hill Park 1201 W Big Hill Road, Beloit, WI, United States

Join the Welty Environmental Center at Big Hill Park to learn more about the lives of rocks, including the glacial outwash that created Big Hill. We will hike down to the old quarry and explore the sediment layers. We will also learn about the people who lived in Big Hill Park and built the Model-T […]

Heritage Sunday At Beckman Mill | Beloit Heritage Days event

Beckman Mill 11600 So. County Rd. H, Beloit, WI, United States

Come to Beckman Mill's Heritage Sunday to learn about historic trades such as broom making, blacksmithing, wood carvers, basket weavers, and others. The grinding process will begin at noon at the mill and continue throughout the day. The museum and gift shop will be open. Special activities for kids include butter making, digging for potatoes, […]

Tours and Live Music On The Steps Of The Castle

The Castle 501 Prospect Ave., Beloit, WI, United States

Enjoy amazing music on the steps at of this historic, former church. Enjoy food, learn about the history of The Castle and enjoy a historic pipe organ demo in the acoustically perfect 1906 sanctuary. A great starting point for your walking tour of the Near East Side Historic District. www.thecastlebeloit.com, 608-362-1583.

History At The Confluence Open House | Beloit Heritage Days

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

The confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River is where the history of our community begins. Stop in to learn about the amazing history of the land at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River. Come any time between 11am and 1pm to learn about the Rock River Trail History Trail and […]

“If This Land Could Talk” | Beloit Heritage Days Weekend

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

If this land could talk it would tell you about the people that cared for it, revered it, cried for it, dreamed of it, and shaped it over the millennia. The people of Ke-Chunk, a large Ho-Chunk village, tended crops in the rich soil. When they left in 1832, a fur trader built a small […]

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Fireside With A Fur Trader | Beloit Heritage Days

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Join us at our fire to learn about the fur trade from "Huna Mato", owner of HM Trading Post. Huna will have a trade bead display, and animal skull and fur display. Great for kids! Come anytime between 1-3pm ► Try a sample of Three Sisters soup which is inspired by our Native American Heritage […]

Cancelled – Detecting the Past – Metal Detecting Adventure for Kids Ages 7+

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

This event has been cancelled due to anticipated rain all day on Sunday. It will not be rescheduled. Time to put on your explorer’s hat! On this Jr. Explorer Adventure kids, ages 7-11, will become part of the Confluence Discovery Team! They'll dig with us into the history of the confluence land and waters and […]

$5.00

Lt. Ray Dickop WWI Hero Memorial Display at Nature At The Confluence

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

The street Nature At The Confluence is located on, Dickop Street, is named for Lieutenant Ray C. Dickop; whom General Pershing named as one of the 15 greatest heroes of World War I. He was killed in action at Fismes, France on August 4, 1918 along with other men from Beloit. He lived in a […]

“If This Land Could Talk” History Walk at Nature At The Confluence

Nature At The Confluence 306 Dickop Street, South Beloit, IL, United States

Come walk with us to learn about the people who lived here at the confluence of Turtle Creek and the Rock River and those who just passed through. You learn about the Ho-Chunk, the Métis, Fur Traders, Irish settlers, one of the greatest heroes of World War I, plus a few surprise visitors. Therese Oldenburg […]

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