Dedicated to the preservation, restoration and interpretation of Beloit's rich history
The vision of the Beloit Historical Society is to make history a focal point of community pride and to serve as a constant reminder to the community of its great and diverse heritage.
St. Patty's Gala A Success!
BELOIT, WI – The Beloit Historical Society’s St. Patty’s Gala, held on Friday, March 14th at the Country Club of Beloit, was a huge success! Guests enjoyed a fun evening competing for live and silent auction items, listening to the Breakaway Fiddle Strings Irish Band, and laughing as Master of Ceremonies Bill Tyler and Auctioneer Rich Ranft joked with the crowd.
Nancy Wallace, President of the Beloit Historical Society Board of Directors states, “I am so happy with how wonderful everything turned out; from the cute photos taken by Amanda Reseburg of Type A Images, to the beautiful decorations by Best Events – everything was perfect. I want to thank the community for attending and supporting this event; and all the businesses and individuals for their contributions. We succeeded our expectations and the money raised will be instrumental in keeping the historical society in operation, events and programs alive; and information preserved and stored as a community resource. The historical society is self-supporting and does not receive financial assistance through other agencies such as the United Way so the St. Patty’s Gala is critical as our major fundraiser every two years.”
Visit our Facebook page to see the photo gallery from the evening.
The Lincoln Center
The heart of the Beloit Historical Society and home to over 30,000 individual pieces of Beloit's rich past, here one can take a step back into the early day's of the city's history.
The unique homestead built in 1857 by James Hanchett and restored to its original glory in every way, is a perfect chance to truly experience life in 19th century Beloit.
The brief history and current roster of who the Beloit Historical Society are as well as photographs from over the years can be found here. MORE
Genealogy & Stories
Submit any known information you have on your family or stories about Beloit here and help us build a database of the families of Beloit and surrounding areas! MORE
Books for sale about and from Beloit area residents are available for purchase. See what new books we have available and buy one today. MORE