Established in 1992, the Black Earth Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to preserving the heritage of Black Earth and serving as a resource for local historical research. The Historical Society has grown considerably over the past 30+ years with over 300 memberships. Donations are gratefully accepted by check through the mail, in person at one of our meetings, or by contacting Gary Ballweg at firstname.lastname@example.org. The BEHS is an affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Council for Local History southwestern region and member of the Dane County Historical Society. Above photograph include board members at the 2023 annual meeting.
President Wayne Barsness, term expires 2024
Vice President Harold Miller, term expires 2026
Treasurer David Cooper, term expires 2025
Secretary Jan Cowan, term expires 2026
Lavonne Clason, term expires 2026
JoAn Turk, term expires 2024
Gary Ballweg, term expires 2025
Jan Schroeder, term expires 2025
Shirley Williams, term expires 2025
Brenda Carlson, term expires 2024
Debbie Ballweg, term expires 2026
The BEHS has eight standing committees: executive; finance, building and grounds; events; museum; communications & publicity; membership;
and archives, acquisitions & research.
Monthly board meetings held at 6:30 usually the first Wednesday evening of the month at the Black Earth History Center.
The public is welcome.
below from left: Wayne Barsness, president; Harold Miller, vice-president; David Cooper, treasurer; Jan Cowan, secretary
email: email@example.com website: blackearthwihistory.org
Facebook page: Black Earth Historical Society Facebook group: Black Earth History