When:
May 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2022-05-07T12:00:00-05:00
2022-05-07T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Beckman Mill
11600 South Co Road H
Beloit, WI 53511
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

 

Opening day is set for Saturday, May 7 from noon – 4 p.m. at Beckman Mill County Park.

Tours and corn grinding demonstrations will occur at the historic Beckman Mill. The cooperage/museum will be open for tours as well. Displays show the Beckman Family history while living there and operating the mill. New on display is the trophy won by Gertrude Beckman at the World’s Fair held in Chicago in 1933. Gary Hess, author of Roll Out the Barrels book, will be in the cooperage with a display and books to sign and sell.

Also located in the park are the Griinke Creamery and Gift Shop building which will be open to the public.

The “Meal Deal” will be a bowl of chili, a corn muffin and drink for $5.00. Choices of chili are made by Culvers and K’s Outback. The corn muffins will be made with cornmeal ground at the mill. Pop, water, coffee and desserts will be available for purchase also.

Music will be provided with John Sheehan with his concertina and Mike Schneider playing the accordion (think polka). Tap your toes, clap your hands, dance or just enjoy!

Mill tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, May through October from 1-4 p.m. or tours can be arranged by appointment. Other special events scheduled are: Ice Cream Social and Artists in the Park on July 15 and Heritage Sunday, Sept. 9.  Beckman Mill County Park is located six miles west of Beloit at 11600 S. County Road H.  For more information, call 608-751-1551 or email to: [email protected]