The Belgian Heritage Center is a wonderful location for experiencing Belgian culture through one of our community events or to host an event of your own.

Belgian Heritage Center Hosted Events

Plan Your 2022 Visit Now!

Plan Your 2022 Visit Now!

It's never too soon to plan your next visit to the Belgian Heritage Center.  We will be open starting Memorial Weekend on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through October from 10:00 until 3:00.  We will also open by appointment - email contact@belgianheritagecenter.org for more information.
April 2022 Newsletter

April 2022 Newsletter

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Finding Your Roots

Finding Your Roots

Starts: June 4, 2022 at 10:30 am
Ends: June 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Sue Havel will be presenting “Finding Your Belgian Roots” at the Belgian Heritage Center on Saturday, June 4 at 10:30. The presentation will provide helpful information to research your family tree, including a variety of online resources. Sue and Paul Neuville will be available after the presentation until 3:00 to answer questions and assist with your research. Bring your family photos to add to BHC's digital archive. Volunteers will scan your photo before you leave.
Peninsula Belgian-America Club Speaker Series

Peninsula Belgian-America Club Speaker Series

Starts: June 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Ends: June 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

GREAT FIRE OF 1871 Virginia Johnson, local historian, who wrote the book “When the Night Rained Fire” will share with us how the fire affected the people of Kewaunee County both the tragedy and the positive effects.Open to PBAC members and the public.
Booyah & Bread

Booyah & Bread

Starts: June 26, 2022 at 11:00 am
Ends: June 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

Join us for a traditional Belgian lunch. The menu will include our famous booyah, bread, desserts, and a beverage for $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children 3 or under. Take-out booyah will be offered for $10 per quart after 12:00 pm. Details are in the poster at the link below. 

 

We invite you to bring any historic photographs from the Belgian community to be scanned. We are particularly interested in photos of people engaged in work or leisure activities as well as places or buildings in the settlement area. 

 

 

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Kathleen Ernst Presentation

Kathleen Ernst Presentation

Starts: July 9, 2022 at 3:30 pm
Ends: July 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Kathleen Ernst, best-selling author of The Lacemaker’s Secret, will return to BHC on Saturday, July 9. The Lacemaker’s Secret is part of the award-winning Choe Ellefson mystery series. The story takes place in Belgium and in the Belgian settlements of Wisconsin, past and present, and features our history and traditions. Kathleen will share the artifacts and stories that inspired the book in a presentation at BHC on Saturday, July 9 at 3:30. The presentation is open to the public will be followed by a book signing event. You will not want to miss hearing about Kathleen’s fascinating research!
Peninsula Belgian-American Club Speaker Series

Peninsula Belgian-American Club Speaker Series

Starts: August 18, 2022
Ends: August 18, 2022 at 8:00 pm

ORPHAN TRAIN Don Youniss presents this program of a social experiment that transported children from crowded eastern cities to the country’s Midwest for adoption. Wisconsin, being in the Midwest, was favored by the many of the child placing institutions due to the large number of families that had room to take a needy child into their home, with plenty of food from the farm for all. “The C. & N.W. train from the south early morning brought to Fort Howard about 30 orphaned children from the New York Orphan Asylum.” Per September 21, 1893 - Green Bay Press Gazette. Open to PBAC members and the public.
Peninsula Belgian-American Club Speaker Series

Peninsula Belgian-American Club Speaker Series

Starts: September 15, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Ends: September 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm

MILLIES’S STORY Marcia Kritzler-Egeland, Holocaust Educator, will share with us the story of her mother, Mildred Straahs Kritzler, beginning with her permanent separation from her parents at age 9, and her rescue by American Quakers resulting in her arrival in the United States in 1941 at age 12. Marcia's presentation includes detailed facts of her mother's escape as well as information about the fate of her parents and the escape of her brother Walter from the death camps. Open to PBAC members and the public.
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The Belgian Heritage Center is a perfect church-like setting for weddings and wakes/funerals. The Belgian Heritage Center is also available for rental for private events such as meetings, conferences and family reunions.

Traditional Belgian food and a Belgian Heritage presentation are available on request. For more information call Sue Havel at 920-493-2789 or email events@belgianheritagecenter.org.

Contact Information

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

Hours of Operation

Please see the events calendar for details.