Black Earth, Wisconsin 53515

Black Earth Historical Society est. 1992

Black Earth Field Days

A Black Earth tradition, Field Days acts as a homecoming and festive occasion for all to congregate in downtown Black Earth. Thanks to all who attended and supported the Historical Society. Photos below from 12 August 2023 at the Black Earth History Museum open house. Above photo from 1948 Field Days parade line up when the state of Wisconsin celebrated 100 years of statehood. Find a non-cropped version of this 1948 photo with full description on the Black Earth History page.

Spring Rummage Sale Fundraiser
18, 19 April 2024

Thursday, Friday

Lots of Pre-loved Goods - Starts at 9:00 am Thursday

  • Rummage Sale Thursday, Friday, April 18, 19 at the Black Earth History Center 9:00 to 3:00
  • Pay what you feel is fair as your donation to the Historical Society unless item is marked
  • More items needed including lamps, kitchen stuff, mirrors, art, books, toys, games, sporting goods, tools, decor; sorry no clothing, electronics or furniture accepted
  • Call Gary Ballweg at 608-370-0751 to make arrangements for drop off at Black Earth History Center

Congratulations, Shirley Williams, 30 Years

Thank you to Shirley Williams who has served 30 years on the Black Earth Historical Society board. Historical Society president Wayne Barsness presented Shirley with a special award and cake at the 2024 annual meeting on 4 February 2024.

New Board Member

Thank you to Black Earth resident Bryan Poast who now serves as a board member on the Black Earth Historical Society. Bryan's term will end in 2027.

  • First Wednesdays of the month 6:30 Monthly Meetings Black Earth History Center
  • February 4, Sunday 2:00 Annual Meeting Black Earth History Center
  • April 18 & 19, Thursday & Friday 9:00 to 3:00 Spring Rummage Sale fundraiser  Black Earth History Center
  • May 26, first Sunday Black Earth History Museum Opener 1:00 to 4:00 Black Earth History Museum
  • July TBD, Tuesday 6:00 Taco Plates Concerts in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Black Earth
  • August 10, Saturday Field Days Open House Black Earth History Center (guided tours), Black Earth History Museum open after parade until 4:00
  • September 1 & 22, Sundays 9:00 to 4:00 Brat Fry fundraiser The Shoe Box
  • September 29, Sunday Black Earth History Museum Last Open 1:00 to 4:00 Black Earth History Museum
  • November TBD, Monday 4:00 to 7:00 Cross Plains Culver's Share Event, a percentage of sales goes to the Black Earth Historical Society, thank you Culver's!
  • December 8, Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 Santa Open House Black Earth History Center