Black Earth, Wisconsin 53515

Black Earth Historical Society est. 1992

Mission Statement

"It shall be the mission of the Black Earth Historical Society to protect and maintain the history of
the area by collecting and preserving historic artifacts, photographs and documents relative to that
history: to advance and disseminate knowledge via community outreach programs: and to act as a
resource and research facility for local history."

Black Earth Field Days Open House
1:00 to 4:00 Saturday 10 August 2024 

Black Earth History Museum & Black Earth History Center

Black Earth
History Museum Open for 2024 Season

Visit the Black Earth History Museum in the colorfully-restored 1860s railroad depot in downtown Black Earth. Featuring two new displays for 2024 on Our Norwegian Heritage and the Churches of Black Earth, the museum is expertly curated with displays by Historical Society volunteers. More information found on our Museum page.

Brat Frys 2024

Sundays (note change from our usual Saturdays)
September 1 & 22

At The Shoe Box in downtown Black Earth 9:00 to 4:00 or until the brats run out. Brats & hot dogs with all the fixings, soda, water, and sometimes
homemade baked treats for sale.

  • 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 1:00 to 4:00 Black Earth History Museum Opener Black Earth History Museum
  • July 16, Tuesday 6:00 Taco Plates Fundraiser Concerts in the Park, Veterans Memorial Park, Black Earth Tony Rocker & The Comeback Special (Elvis Tribute)
  • August 10, Saturday post parade 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 1:00 to 4:00 Black Earth History Museum Last Open 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