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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

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

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

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

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 […]

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

Beloit Public Library 605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit, WI

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

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

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

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.

Discover The Women Of The Confluence | Time Traveler Series Program

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

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

Starry, Starry Night | Lumberjack Demo & Harvest Moon Hike

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

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, […]

Monarch Magic! – Free Guided Hike with 815 Outside

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

Come walk the prairie and river trails at Nature At The Confluence and learn more about the Super Generation of Monarchs that are beginning their migration to Mexico. We'll walk the prairie trails to spot their favorite native plants, learn about their mighty 2000 mile migration and  you'll find out more about how you can […]

Free

Soaring With Eagles program by photographer Kurt Van Galder

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

Kurt Van Galder is an accomplished wildlife photographer that photographed penguins in Antarctica on his last trip! But he doesn't have to travel far to see his favorite subject - the American Bald Eagle. Kurt has spent hours photographing the Boney Island eagles on the Rock River on the Confluence property, as well as other […]

Free

Family Fall Walkabout

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

Join Us for Some Fall Family Fun! Make a Fall Memory Stick as you walk the trails along the creeks and river at Nature At The Confluence and see the changing prairie and woodland landscape of fall! Enjoy a roasted marshmallow as you gather around the toasty fire. Then get crafty with a cool Make-n-Take […]

Free

Flashlight Friday – Night Hike & Fire

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

Ever wonder what goes on at night in nature? Here's your chance to find out! Grab your flashlight and join us as we head out into the woods to explore the nighttime sights, smells, and sounds on this guided hike on the wooded and prairie trails at Nature At The Confluence. Bring a flashlight and […]

Free

“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

"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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