Learn more about the Beloit area at our local Welcome Center!
We will have a formal ribbon cutting and a few words from our director as part of our reopening ceremony. Friday, September 10th, 9:00 a.m. is the ceremony, then we're open until 6:00 p.m. Tour the new and improved Lincoln Center and view our new exhibits: The Veteran's Hall showcases correspondence from Beloit soldiers as […]
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., […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
Enjoy a Lumberjack demonstration by Laura Helmich Join us for a fun evening around our fire for free S'mores, Lumberjack demo and samples of our Harvest Moon Soup. ►► Fire & S’mores- Our fireplace will light up the evening, and you can gather to make your own S’mores. ►►Enjoy a Lumberjack demonstration by Laura Helmich, […]