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Heritage Days Pie Contest | September 7, 2019

Beloit Historical Society
845 Hackett Street
Beloit, WI 53511
12-3 p.m.

Join us for $2 pie & custard
Calling Amateur Bakers!
Contest Rules:
  1. No professional bakers or cooks can enter; amateur bakers only.
  2. Enter by August 26, 2019.*
  3. Pies can be submitted under the baker’s name only.
  4. Pies must be baked at home and submitted by 11 a.m. on the day of the contest.*
  5. Fruit or vegetable pies only.
  6. Crust can be single, double or lattice.
How it will work:
  1. Each pie submitted will receive a number; bakers will remain anonymous.
  2. Judging begins at 1 p.m.
  3. Judges will sample and score pies using a point system.
  4. Scores will be tallied by the Pie Contest Committee.
  5. Prizes and bragging rights will go to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
How to Enter:
  1. Download this form
  2. Stop in to the Beloit Historical Society
  3. Call 608-365-7835

*Bakers must provide their name, type of pie and list of ingredients. Entry forms can be found at beloithistory.org or at the Lincoln Center.

Big THANK YOU to our volunteer judges:
Celestino Ruffini, Executive Director of Visit Beloit; Shauna El-Amin, Executive Director of Downtown Beloit Association; Mark Preuschl, City Council member; Dorothy Harrell, President NAACP; and Frank McKearn, President of RH Batterman.

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Heritage Days Historic Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour | September 7, 2019

Oakwood Cemetery
1221 Clary Street
Beloit, WI 53511
10-11 a.m.

Come walk with us!
Free for all ages! Please no pets.

Beloit Historical Society invites you to join John Sabaka and John Kalkirtz for an informative historical walking tour of Beloit’s Oakwood Cemetery. Be sure to wear your walking shoes!

Historic Backyard Stroll | 3 2 dates

Meet at the Former Gun Club
Colley Road
Beloit, WI 53511
10/16 - 5:30 p.m.
11/20 - 5 p.m.

The original dates of July 27, August 21 and September 18 have been rescheduled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Join John Carroll on a stroll through History!

John (Moe) Carroll's family moved to Beloit in 1846. They were "Shanty Irish" who escaped the Irish Potato Famine and walked to Beloit to stake their claim in the new world. The Carroll brothers built a small business, utilizing the two oxen and carts they brought with them to start a trucking business. They have been in business in Beloit continually since then. The Higgins family, John's maternal great grandparents, arrived at the same time and also operated their own businesses.

John would like to take you on a stroll through his growing-up neighborhood on the Hillcrest Bluff (presently Sherwood Drive) by way of the railroad tracks in the back yards of many of Beloit's most notable and infamous families. The tour is only about three blocks long on level railroad bed and should take about two hours. It will start at the Gun Club parking lot on Colley Road and proceed to Beloit Junction, a magical spot untouched since the 19th Century.

The stroll will accommodate the first twenty people to sign on; refreshments will be served at The Junction.

Read Moe's Junction Walk Story!
$10 per person - limited to just 20 people per walk!
Pre-register online by phone or by mail
For more information, call 608-365-7835
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