In light of current events in this ever-evolving situation of COVID-19, we have determined that our best course of action will be to close the museum to the public until it is safe to re-open.
As soon as we are able to set a re-opening date, we will do membership extensions .
Should you have any questions about this, please reach out to the facebook page or email email@example.com.
Our goal is to maintain community health, and we can’t wait to bring community happiness again soon!
Black Earth Children's Museum has brought new life to a special & historic location in Black Earth, WI. The building that we are located in was once home to the first cooperative in the United States. The Patrons' Mercantile Co-Op opened April 9, 1894 and then moved to our building in 1897. A fire in 1933 destroyed the original building but it was rebuilt within 9 months of the fire and the Co-Op operated in the building until 1994. Many local residents have stories to share of time spent as a patron of the Co-Op. Since its inception, the building has been about supporting the community, and we strive to continue that mission.