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Small Batch Booyah DVD

Small Batch Booyah DVD

How to make your own booyah at home - perfect winter dinner!

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November 2022 Newsletter

November 2022 Newsletter

Civil War Survivors, Remembering Bill Laatsch, Thanksgiving Sale

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Genealogy 101 - Brown County Library

Genealogy 101 - Brown County Library

January 28, 2023

The Brown County Library is hosting a genealogy series on Saturdays starting January 28

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Belgian Roadside Chapel - Dinner / Lecture

Belgian Roadside Chapel - Dinner / Lecture

February 16, 2023

BHC will serve a Belgian meal and Fr Looney will discuss Roadside Chapels at Heritage Hill

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Latest Happenings At The Belgian Heritage Center

2023 Monthly Photo Contest

2023 Monthly Photo Contest

Win great prizes, share vintage photos and support BHC's mission of preserving our history.  Each month, we will seek specific photos.  To enter, share a historic photo on the month's theme.  Either upload on the History tab of this website or email contact@belgianheritagecenter.org to arrange for scanning a hard copy.  You keep your original photo and get credit for sharing.  Monthly winners will receive their choice of Belgian American Heritage Customs and Cookbook by Margaret Draize or Francois by Josie Wautlet.  Monthly winners are eligible for a grand prize drawing.

 

February theme - Belgian Couple Snapshots

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Remembering Dr. Bill Laatsch

Remembering Dr. Bill Laatsch

With great sadness, we remember one of our founders. Dr. Bill Laatsch, retired UWGB professor and long-time volunteer and advocate for the BHC, passed into his eternal journey on September 14, 2022. He was best remembered for the warm, humorous, and informative stories of early Belgian immigrants he shared over the course of many bus tours. Laatsch relayed the cultural uniqueness of our area like no other. He opened the eyes of visitors to the architecture and location of homes, barns, roadside chapels, summer kitchens, churches, taverns, and even the hamlets themselves. During his years of professional research on the Belgian settlement in northeast Wisconsin, Laatsch wrote numerous papers on many aspects of the settlement. His research was instrumental in the establishment of the Namur Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and later designated a National Landmark. As one of our founding Board Members, Laatsch guided the formation of the Belgian Heritage Center, created to tell the Belgian immigrants’ stories. We will dearly miss and always remember Dr. Laatsch.

New T-Shirt Designs!

New T-Shirt Designs!

BHC is now offering two new t-shirt designs.  Adult and youth sizes are available.  Stop in at BHC or order online on the Merchandise tab of this website.  See the PDF below for all merchandise available for online purchase.  Much more is available at BHC including custom designed Art Glass by Gary Chaudoir.

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BHC on YouTube

BHC on YouTube

Every two weeks, a new video is available at BHC's YouTube channel.  Our most recent additions include a booyah video and a funny story about the arrival of the steam engine.  Be sure to subscribe to our channel - more videos will be released soon!

BHC on YouTube

Contact Information

Belgian Heritage Center
1255 County DK/PO Box 173
Brussels, Wisconsin 54204
920-825-7319

Hours of Operation

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