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Jr. Explorer Adventures: Discoveries Of Land, River & Sea | Time Travelers Series

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

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 find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind.  They’ll […]

$15.00

“This Land Is Your Land” Folk Songs of Woodie Guthrie featuring Bucky Halker | Time Traveler Series

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

Illinois Folk Singer Bucky Halker will  have you spellbound as he musically weaves the story of the people who labored and lived at the confluence land...from the men who rode the rails and lived in encampments during the depression era, to the Irish workers who toiled to build the railroads, and the men who labored […]

Free

Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Time Traveler Series Program

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

We reveal, for the first time, the lives of the women who lived at the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek from 1800-1880. From the Ho-Chunk women who made their homes here until they were forced to leave, to the Native wives of French fur traders, and the settlers who arrived by wagon […]

Free

Beloit Heritage Days Weekend

We invite you to come dig up some historic adventures during Beloit Heritage Days - September 10-12, 2021. The Beloit Heritage Days Passport will  be your guide on your history-hunting trek throughout Beloit as you explore over 12 free events & historic sites over the three-day celebration. Come delve into the rich and fascinating history […]

“History At The Confluence” Open House

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. This Open House is hosted by Nature At The Confluence and Rock River Trail and you are […]

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

“The Indian Experiment:” Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System | Native American Heritage Month Program

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

"The Indian Experiment:" Beloit College and the Native American Boarding School System The Reverend Alfred Riggs, a Congregational missionary, founded the Santee Normal Training School in 1870 in Santee, Nebraska for Native American children. In 1883, Reverend Riggs met with Beloit College professors to discuss an exchange program between the Santee Normal Training School and […]

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Juliette Kinzie: Frontier Storyteller | Women’s History Month Program

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

In honor of Women's History Month, we invite you to join us for an introduction to Juliette Kinzie and explore her journey as she chronicled her life adventures from proper New England society lady, to life as the Indian Agent’s wife. This program is presented by Kathe Crowley Conn, author of the biography "Juliette Kinzie: […]

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Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Women’s History Month

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

Women's History Month | Honoring the women who lived at the confluence of the Rock River and Turtle Creek from 1800-1880. From the Ho-Chunk women who made their homes here until they were forced to leave, to the Native wives of French fur traders, and the settlers who arrived by wagon to build their home […]

Free

Jr. Explorer’s | Digging Into History & Metal Detecting Adventure

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

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 find out about the people and animals who lived here and learn what traces they’ve left behind.  They’ll […]

$10.00

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

Falling Leaves: Tracing Seasons in the Art of Truman Lowe

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

Nationally-acclaimed Ho-Chunk artist Truman Lowe, whose sheltering sculpture is nestled on the banks of Turtle Creek at Nature At The Confluence, was a close observer of the woodland environment of the upper Midwest. He also loved the changing seasons of his native Wisconsin. Join Jo Ortel for this informal slide talk to see how Truman […]

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Chloe Blodgett: The Untold Story of Beloit’s Founding Woman | Women’s History Month

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

In this program, offered in honor of Women’s History Month, you'll learn about Chloe Blodgett, wife of Beloit's founder Caleb Blodgett. Chloe's remarkable story has never been told, and this program will reveal newly discovered details about her life. Chloe Kidder, the daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier and mother to 10 children, followed her husband […]

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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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Chloe Blodgett: The Untold Story of Beloit’s Founding Woman | Women’s History Month

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

In this program, offered in honor of Women’s History Month, you’ll learn about Chloe Blodgett, wife of Beloit’s founder Caleb Blodgett. Chloe’s remarkable story has rarely been told, and this program will reveal newly discovered details about her life. Chloe Kidder, the daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier and mother to 10 children, followed her husband […]

Free