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A Lunch Break to Educate | Monthly, September - May

Beloit Historical Society
845 Hackett St, Beloit, WI 53511

Sponsored by Visit Beloit
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A Lunch Break to Educate Series
Learn while you enjoy a box lunch and drink - brought to you by the Beloit Historical Society and Visit Beloit! Reserve your place by mail, stop in at the Lincoln Center (845 Hackett St. Monday-Friday from 12-4 PM), or reserve your seats via PayPal below. Make checks payable to: Beloit Historical Society.
All Eyes on the Eagles
Kurt Van Galder, former teacher, Beloit, WI
February 21, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Register by February 14.
It is a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see the bald eagles...Kurt has been photographing the beautiful eagles in the surrounding area. Join Kurt as he gives us a view of the eagles who call our region home through the lens of his camera.
Beginning Genealogy
Facilitator: Patricia M. Glover-Howard, M.Ed., Unbreakable Bonds Genealogical Services
MARCH 10, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Includes lunch and a beverage
Register by March 8.
Would you like to begin finding your ancestors or start a Family Tree but don't know where to start? Patricia Glover-Howard will guide us at the beginning of our search and walk us through the steps to begin our search in the correct procedure.
With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice
Facilitator: Dorothy Marcic, playwright and professor at Columbia College
April 14, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Includes lunch and a beverage
Register by April 9.
Dorothy Marcic writes about a crime that has troubled her since she was a teenager: The 1970 murder of her uncle Vernie in Oregon, WI. The official story: The uncle's second wife Suzanne shot him - and it never made sense to Dorothy. This program will reflect on female serial killers and how their motivations often differ from male serial killers. How Wisconsin corruption affected the outcome of the case. How a murder affects the entire family and community.
"When is Daddy Coming Home"
Richard Haney, professional historian
April 21, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Includes lunch and a beverage
Register by April 18.
Richard Haney, a professional historian, was only four years old when the telegram arrived at his family's home in Janesville, WI. That moment, when Haney learned of his father's death in the final months of fighting, changed his and his mother's life forever. Richard's story explores the impact of war on an American family. Richard illuminates life on the home front in small-town America and describes how profoundly the war changed such communities.
Spirits of the Earth
Facilitator: John Broihahn, Wisconsin State Archaeologist
May 19, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Includes lunch and a beverage
Register by May 17.
May is Wisconsin's Historic Preservation and Archaeology Month. Wisconsin's Historic Preservation Month provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the important historic places that give meaning to our lives and a sense of place to our communities. These important places serve as classrooms and play an important role in our state's tourism economy.
"People of the Big Voice"
Facilitator: Michael Schmudlach, WI Historical Society
May 30, 2018, noon to 1 p.m.
$20 per person, reserve in advance
Includes lunch and a beverage
Register by May 28.
"People of the Big Voice" tells the visual history of the Ho-Chunk families at the turn of the century and beyond as depicted through the lens of Black River Falls photographer Charles Van Schaick. Sisters, friends, families and young couples appear, fleshing out a narrative of the period, from 1879 to 1942, referred to as "the dark ages" in Indian tribal history. "People of the Big Voice" is a breathtaking portrayal of a resilient community whose story continues today. It is a significant contribution to the history of the Native peoples.

Heritage Days Festival | September 9, 2018

Lincoln Center Grounds, 845 Hackett St, Beloit, WI 53511