Black Earth, Wisconsin 53515

Black Earth Historical Society est. 1992

Black Earth Field Days Open House Saturday 10 August 2024

Black Earth Field Days

A long-standing annual tradition, Black Earth Field Days acts as a homecoming and festive occasion for all to congregate in downtown Black Earth. The Black Earth Historical Society opens both its History Museum and History Center for Field Days right after the parade. Photos below of the Black Earth History Museum 2023 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. This is a special time in Black Earth, Wisconsin.

Black Earth History Museum Now Open for 2024 Season

Visit the Black Earth History Museum in the colorfully-restored 1860s railroad depot in downtown Black Earth. Featuring a new display on churches for 2024, the museum is expertly curated with displays by Historical Society volunteers. More information found on our Museum page.

Concerts in the Park
Taco Plates Fundraiser July 16

Please join us to hear Wisconsin's own Elvis tribute band, Tony Rocker & The Comeback Special, for the Tuesday, July 16 Concerts in the Park at Veterans Park on Mills Street in downtown Black Earth. The Black Earth Historical Society will be preparing and selling chicken and beef taco plates as a fundraiser; volunteers will be serving you beginning at 6:00 pm. Proceeds to benefit the Black Earth Historical Society. Tony Rocker & The Comeback special is a popular band booked all over Wisconsin for 2024.

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