2019 Meeting Schedule and Guest Speakers

Meetings are at 7:00 p.m. on the last Monday of each month at the Bank of Brodhead, except where noted.

January – No meeting

February – No meeting

March 25 – Donna Douglas, of the Green County Historic Cheesemaking Center, speaks on the process of making cheese in early Green County cheese factories.

April 29 – Betty Earleywine showcases some wedding dresses in the Brodhead Historical Society collection, as well as the brides that wore them.

May 20 – The new exhibits in the Depot Museum and Knight Addition for 2019 will be revealed. (This meeting will be the 3rd Monday of the month, not the 4th Monday.)

June 24 – Pat Weeden, of the Kelch Museum, located at the Brodhead Airport, will discuss the history of the Brodhead Airport, and give a building update on the Kelch Museum.

July 29 – Donna Duerst, retired Rock County 4-H Agent, will present “Life After Retirement-Adventures as a volunteer assistant in Yellowstone National Park”. Donna is an accomplished photographer, and has scenes from Yellowstone that are off the beaten tourist path, as well as stories to share of her two summers on the job.

August 26 – Nancy Sorchy, of Brodhead, will share her knowledge and show examples of historic clothing. Nancy has a large collection of clothing from the past, and after attending this meeting, you will know how to recognize and wear a bump roll and a paletot!

September 30 – Don Lederman, a Brodhead native now residing in Janesville, will share his memories of barn mural painter, Frank Engebretsen. Don was present during the rendering of a mural on the family farm in rural Brodhead.  Along with entertaining stories, Don will be bringing his personal scrapbook for viewing. (There is an exhibit of Frank Engebretsen paintings in the Knight addition of the Depot Museum, as well.)

October 28 – “Show and Tell”- Members are encouraged to bring a family treasure or historic item to show. If you don’t have something to show, please share a family story.

November – No meeting

December – No meeting