BHC is open Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 to 3:00 through October.

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.

Community Events

July 2024 Newsletter

July 2024 Newsletter

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2024 Weekend Hours

2024 Weekend Hours

Starts: May 24, 2024 at 10:00 am
Ends: October 27, 2024 at 3:00 pm

The Belgian Heritage Center will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting May 24.  Regular hours are from 10:00 to 3:00.  Visits can also be arranged by appointment by emailing tourinfo@belgianheritagecenter.org or by calling 920-493-5969 at least a week in advance.  We look forward to your visit!
Lime Kilns of Door County

Lime Kilns of Door County

Starts: July 21, 2024 at 2:00 pm
Ends: July 21, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Lime was an essential ingredient in building the pioneer structures in Door County. Many house and barn foundations that are in use today were constructed with the lime mortar. Don Rudolph will explain the lime making process and show the locations of lime kiln sites in the county. Note: a brief meeting will take place prior to the speaker.
Belgian Night at Northern Sky Theater

Belgian Night at Northern Sky Theater

Starts: July 25, 2024 at 5:00 pm
Ends: July 25, 2024 at 8:00 pm

BHC will be at Northern Sky Theater in Peninsula State Park on Thursday, July 25 during the double feature of Hell’s Belgians and Belgians in Heaven. Join us as we bring our story of the Belgian settlements to Northern Door! For more information and to purchase tickets in advance please visit this link: https://northernskytheater.com/2024-season/
History of Belgian American Clubs in Northeast Wisconsin

History of Belgian American Clubs in Northeast Wisconsin

Starts: August 15, 2024 at 6:30 pm
Ends: August 15, 2024 at 8:00 pm

Gary VandenHouten will share information he found in local newspaper articles about the 100+ year history of the clubs and how they served the Belgian community. Jack Alexander will share information more recent history he recalls growing up in the Namur area and some of the events he was aware of. Note: a brief meeting will take place before the speakers
2024 BHC Kermiss

2024 BHC Kermiss

Starts: August 18, 2024 at 11:00 am
Ends: August 18, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Our BHC Kermiss will be a great event - silent auction; antique farm implements; raffles; Belgian pie, trippe, booyah, jutt, craft beer and Belgian fellowship.  The popular band Mad Cats will perform and antique farm equipment will be on display.  Please join us!

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Bookmobile, Books & Booyah

Bookmobile, Books & Booyah

Starts: September 14, 2024 at 10:00 am
Ends: September 14, 2024 at 2:00 pm

BHC will welcome the Door County Bookmobile and a wonderful gathering of authors on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 to 2:00. Visitors can tour the newly renovated Bookmobile and learn about the important role it played in our rural communities from 1964 to 1990. Authors of some of our favorite books will be on hand for conversation and book signings. To top it off, you can take home some of BHC’s famous booyah!  Schedule to attend:  Fr. Edward Looney, Louise Endres Moore, Christine DeSmet and Virginia Johnson.
Great Fire Remembrance

Great Fire Remembrance

Starts: October 5, 2024 at 10:00 am
Ends: October 5, 2024 at 3:00 pm

A remembrance of the Great Fire of 1871 will be held on Saturday, October 5 at the Belgian Heritage Center. Captain David Siegel of the Green Bay Metro Fire Department (retired) will speak about the unusual nature of the Great Fire and why it was so deadly for so many. A re-enactment of the experiences of Emmerence Gaspart Englebert, a Great Fire survivor will be performed by her great-granddaughter, Barb Englebert Chisholm at 11:00. Everyone is welcome and there is no admission required. We especially encourage students and anyone who wants to learn more about the Great Fire to attend.

If you can’t join us at BHC, we invite you to learn about the Great Fire at BHC YouTube Channel.
Hunter's Raffle Tickets on sale now!

Hunter's Raffle Tickets on sale now!

Starts: October 11, 2024 at 1:00 pm
Ends: October 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Raffle tickets are now available for this year's Hunters Raffle at BHC, Steel Wheel Saloon (Namur) and BHC volunteers.  See the PDF for a list of top prizes and sponsors - it is a huge prize list and we print a limited number of tickets. Tickets are $10 each, three for $20 and 20 for $100. Raffle will be on Facebook Live. You do not need to be present to win.  Drawing will be Friday, October 11 via Facebook Live.  Email contact@belgianheritagecenter.org for more information about ticket availability.

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The Belgian Heritage Center is a great location to host your event.  BHC’s facilities accommodate family reunions, weddings, conferences and other gatherings.  Options include indoor or outdoor gathering, catering kitchen, banquet tables/chairs, audio/visual equipment and food service equipment.

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.