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Connecting people with Beloit’s history to inspire an inclusive, informed, and engaged community.

Our goal is to be the center for sharing Beloit’s unique and diverse history.

On March 25th, BHS members approved the sale of the Hanchett-Bartlett homestead.

And now we start the big job of moving the Daisy Chapin Schoolhouse, and the contents of the barn and home to the Lincoln Center, as well as other public museums in the area.

Thanks to reporter and BHS member, Deb Jensen-De Hart, for her great reporting on the sale of the Hanchett-Bartlett homestead. Read all about it in her story in the Beloit Daily News.

"Votes to sell the Hanchett-Barlett Homestead totaled 153 in favor and just two against when the numbers were tallied at a special meeting of the membership Monday. Eleven votes were cast at the meeting and the rest came in by proxy via mailed in documents. If all goes according to plan, the closing date for the property sale will be May 31, said Rick Dexter, Beloit Historical Society Board of Directors President."

The new owner, Andrew Logan of Fort Atkinson, has much experience with restoring and living in 19th Century homes, from childhood to today. He said, "I am very excited to be just the third family to live there."

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