2012 Volunteer if the MonthIt is with our deepest thanks and on behalf of the entire Angel Museum community that we wish to thank Susan Sweetin and Jeannie Frick for their generous gift of time and talents.

Jeannie Frick

Jeannie Frick

Jeannie has been on the Angel Museum board since 2009 and has taken over as the Volunteer Coordinator since June 2011. Jeannie has been the driving force behind working and recruiting volunteers for the museum.

Susan Sweetin

Susan Sweetin

Susan joined the board in 2010 and quickly became the Vice President due to her amazing skills. Susan also took on the role of Gift Shop Coordinator since June 2011 and has really helped the Heavenly Treasures Gift Shop become successful again.

The Angel Museum is most grateful to these women for sharing their remarkable determination to see the museum succeed.

Both women were recognized at the 2012 Angel Museum’s Volunteer Recognition Dinner held on July 16, 2013.

Angel Museum Anniversary CookbookIt’s been about a year in the making, but we would like to officially announce that our Anniversary Cookbook is finally ready and for sale at the Museum.

Just $10.

Thank you to all those who contributed recipes and those who helped us get it done.

Hometown-heroes--2013-2On Feb 22 the Angel Museum of Beloit had the honor of recognizing  six outstanding residents in conjunction with February being Black History Month.

Sallie Adams, a retired Beloit educator and member of the Angel Museum Board of Trustees, also serves as chairperson of the event. A former honoree, she says the highlighting of African Americans in the community is important for several reasons.

  • For the city, “It can show the Beloit community the kind of resources it has.”
  • For the honorees, “Being part of a minority the recognition isn’t always there for them.”
  • And when people read or learn about the honorees — especially young people — it can provide incentive for them to continue on in school and perhaps to pursue higher education, Adams said.
  • “People need to know they are appreciated for who they are and what they do.”

Below is a list of the honorees and some of their accomplishments.

•Carol Hendrix: A lifelong member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and a minister of music of 20 years. She also has worked with the jail ministry and more.

•Anita Roseanna Quince-Perteete: She was hired as the first female officer for the Beloit Police Department in 1980. She is the owner of Rose’s Soul Food and has owned other businesses.

•Dr. Kelly McGregory: She is a pediatrician with Advocate Good Shepherd in Racine, a medical doctor who practices osteopathic medicine providing treatment to the patient as a whole instead of just for specific illnesses or symptoms.

•Dr. Richard C. McGregory Jr.: He is a graduate of Beloit Turner High School, has a Ph.D. in economics and is the assistant vice chancellor for multicultural affairs and student success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

•The Rev. Charles E. Jones: He is a veteran with numerous awards and is employed by the State of Wisconsin as a veteran’s employment representative and serves on the Rock County Job Center Management Team and Business Services Team. He also serves as the associate pastor at Bethel AME Church.

•Vicky Ivy: She graduated from South Beloit High School and earned a degree in cosmetology. She is the owner of Famous Hair & Nail Salon and Mrs. Vicki’s Famous Ribs in South Beloit.

Members of the public are invited to submit names of perspective honorees for future Hometown Heroes events to the Angel Museum. Six to eight individuals are recognized annually. Since 2003, including this year, 74 people will have been honored.

Tin Lee Vol - Volunteer of the Year 2011


Sometime during working years, the thought of retirement begins to play a lingering tune. What will life be when the days of labor is a memory. Fun plans twirl around in minds and working hours begin to be less tiresome.

Then that day arrives when a medal, plaque, or watch engraved with a name closes a door on yesterday and retirement is reality and freedom of choice abounds with a brilliant glow.


World English Dictionary defines: [quote]Volunteerism as the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of other people in the community as a social responsibility rather than for any financial reward[/quote]

Tin Le is a remarkable person retiring from Regal Beloit. The father of three educated daughters, he was ready to give back to his community. Tin approached RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) offering his desire to help in a gardening capacity.

As the Angel Museum gardener had resigned, Tin Le was the perfect volunteer to tend the museum’s gardens. In 2011 Tin began volunteering as the museum gardener. Numerous hours of weeding invasive vegetation, Tin, assisted by long time community volunteer Don Wilson, has revitalized the garden’s landscape and beauty.

The gardens continues to evolve as replanting, new plants, new garden designs are elements the museum gardens inspire. The museum sunken garden invites people to linger, enjoying the serenity of a quieter place in a bustling world.

The Angel Museum is most grateful to Tin Lee for sharing his remarkable determination to evoke a garden of beauty and to share his spirit of volunteering.

15 Aug 2012

Angel number 15

Berg Angel #15Isn’t it mind boggling and wonderful that there are so many different ways artist can portray angels as figurines. These differences were probably part of what drew Lowell and I to start collecting only angels.

Also, just looking at the intricate formed faces of the figurines can make you smile and feel good.

One of our first angels was found at Rue Royal Antiques as we wandered old New Orleans.

The shop was full of antiques of all kinds and had narrow aisles for browsing. We asked the jovial owner if she had any angel figurines. She took us to the back of the shop to a bowed glass front case full of breakable items and started reaching toward the back of the top shelf. I held my breath and put out my hands to the front of the shelf in case things started moving too far forward. She lifted out a sweet 4” porcelain angel holding an angel doll in one hand and laughingly said, “I think this angel has been there since 1947.” Judging by the clean spot left on the dusty shelf I’m sure it had indeed been there a long time.

This petite angel become number 15 on the Berg recorder keeping pages.

The following books are now available in the Museum Gift Shop offering words which touch and identify mutual elements within all strangers who brush shoulders with one another.

 My Secret Life with Angels

by Sally Stevens My Secret Life with Angels


Sally Stevens, author of a journey of amazement began when the angel whispered, ‘Someday you will understand.’ Sally Stevens shares her extraordinary angelic secrets, inviting readers to consider new spiritual possibilities   My Secret Life with Angels


Change Sucks

Change Sucks

by Debra Verhyen


Debra VerhyenDebra Verhyen brings a calming and reassuring book to the reader.  Her book is a guide for learning how to cope with controllable and uncontrollable change.  Debra is gifted in her sensitivity to God’s presence in her life.  She has a comforting way to helping her readers manage the universal challenges of change.

Born and raised in Appleton WI to the late Henry and Patricia Verhyen, Debra is the fifth of six children.  Faced with adversity early in life she learned to embrace life’s unexpected changes that followed.  Debra Verhyen currently lives in Milwaukee WI with her cats Shadow and Pinkie.

dreamcatcherThis event will examine the historical connection between the Cherokee and white people who immigrated here over 5,000 years ago. Beloit’s own Lloyd Hornbostel, local underwater explorer, helped find proof of interaction between the two cultures.

His early 1990’s exploration adventures are reviewed in the publication titled “The Lost Pyramids of Rock Lake.” Our very own Bev Melton will be the speaker. She has been involved in the Angel Museum for many years and created this program for the SLU (Society for Learning Unlimited). She has also presented this to many other organizations in the area. The event will be held on:

Saturday, June 9th Please reserve your space by June 2nd! Angel Museum viewing from 11:00 am -12:00 pm Lunch served at 12:00 pm

The luncheon will feature Native American cuisine like:

  • Poke Salad
  • Buffalo Roast
  • Indian Fry Bread
  • Squash
  • Corn Dressing
  • Raspberry Cobbler.

Cost is $25 per person, space is limited so RSVP’s are necessary. Please contact info@angelmuseum.org or 608.362.9099 to reserve your spot.


Come Join Us and

Sip Specialty Wines & Beers Taste Great Cuisines from Area Restaurants  Angel Museum Sip-n-Taste Fundraiser

Saturday, April 21, 2012  |  6 – 9 p.m. Eclipse Center – Beloit

$25/person in advance $30 at the door

Angel’s Upscale Flea Market

Live Jazz Musicjazz logo

Door Prize, Silent Auction, Fun and Surprises!

Thank you to our many sponsors!

Abc Supply Co Stateline PrintingGateway Community Bank The Beloit Inn Prairie Hill Self StorageFinley Dencker

Visit Beloit

The Angel Museum is hosting the Beloit International Film Festival once again. Come and enjoy!

Feb 17- Feb 18 2012

Tipping Point

Tipping PointThursday: 7:30 pm –Buy Tickets


Genre: Documentary Country: France Rating: G Runtime:  54 minutes Director: Laurence Jourdan Producer: Nicolas Koutsikas

Find us on Facebook Each year, oceans produce half of our oxygen. They represent nearly one half of the productivity of the planet. And they are threatened.We know that, by producing ever increasing amounts of CO2, man is turning the climate upside down. Since very recently, we also know that the excess of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere modifies the chemistry of the deep seas.Oceans are getting more acid. Their acidification leads us on an uncertain journey about which the scientific community is worried. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8XqYvgxmCo Website___________________________________________________________________________

The Works of Jonn Herschend


The Works of Jonn Herschend Friday: 5:00 pm –Buy Tickets


Genre: Various Country: USA Rating: PG Runtime: 54 minutes Director: Jonn Herschend Producer: Jonn Herschend

    Jonn Herschend is a publisher, filmmaker and visual artist. His films and installations have been exhibited in Museums, Galleries and Art centers internationally and nationally, including a recent exhibition at Den Frie Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Denmark and an on-line film series with the Oakland Museum of California. His work has appeared at LKV Gallery, Norway; the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; Diverse Works, Houston Texas; the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and the San Francisco International Film Festival, where his short film, “Embrace of the Irrational,” won a 2010 Golden Gate award. He is currently co-editor and publisher (along with visual artist Will Rogan) of THE THING Quarterly, an object based publication that has featured issues by the likes of Miranda July, James Franco, Jonathan Lethem, and Dave Eggers. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of California Berkeley, and Stanford University and is currently a senior lecturer at San Francisco State University and California College of Art. http://vimeo.com/31211298 Website IMbd listing The Thing Quarterly

The Barkleys of Broadway

Barkleys of BroadwayFriday: 7:30 pm – Angel MuseumBuy Tickets

Genre:  Musical Comedy Country: USA Rating: G Runtime:  59 minutes Director: Charles Walters Producer: Harry Strandling Sr.

  Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband’s Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQxrTD7Hx-U   IMbd listing

Forgotten Soldiers

Forgotten SoldiersFriday: 5:00 pm – Woman’s Club Buy Tickets Saturday: 5:00 pm Angel MuseumBuy Tickets
Genre: Documentary Country: USA, Philippines, China Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 93 minutes Director: Donald Plata Producer: Donald Plata

Find us on Facebook     When the Japanese launched their Pacific attack, General Douglas MacArthur’s United States Army Forces in the Far East included ten divisions of newly recruited and poorly equipped Philippine Army soldiers, and one U.S. Army infantry division with supporting units–the Philippine Scouts. “Forgotten Soldiers” follows the U.S. Army’s Philippine Scouts as they protect the fledgling Philippine Army during their retreat from Lingayen Gulf to Bataan, and the movie then relives their heroic stands on Bataan and Corregidor. Bataan, then Corregidor, were the U.S. Army’s first two battles of World War II and the last Allied strongholds to hold out against the Japanese in the Pacific. These prolonged actions bought the U.S. time to reorganize its Pacific defenses and rebuild the U.S. Navy fleet the Japanese had destroyed at Pearl Harbor. Eventually, a Japanese naval blockade starved out the soldiers on Bataan and Corregidor, and the men on Bataan were subjected to one of the worst atrocities in modern history–the Bataan Death March. Even after the horrors of the Japanese prison camps, Philippine Scout survivors continued their resistance and prepared to participate as U.S. Army soldiers in the invasion of Japan. Scouts who survived World War II went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Korea and in Viet Nam. Philippine Scout veterans who fought on Bataan and suffered through the Bataan Death March tell their personal stories on-screen and describe the action and events over photographs, reenactments and actual footage of the battles, much of it captured from the Japanese at the end of the war. Of the original 12,000 Philippine Scouts only 118 survive today (6,000 died during World War II). They were the United States Army’s Philippine Scouts, America’s FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_QeCwcudbI Website IMbd listing

Hitler StonesFriday: 2:30 pm – Hendricks Art CenterBuy Tickets Saturday: 7:30 pm – Angel Museum Buy Tickets

 Genre: Documentary Country: Sweden Rating: G Runtime:  59 minutes Director: Kjell Andersson Producer: Kjell Andersson

  Nazi Germany made large orders of Swedish granite before and during World War 2. The intention was to build a new world of capital, which would be called Germania. A lot was delivered, but after 1943 it became impossible because of war. But the Germans wanted to have his stone and wanted to have supplies when they had won the war. Swedish quarries continued to cut building stone until the end of the war. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtLLz6jRlhY Website

24 Jan 2012

La Cusina Dinner

BIFF come to the Angel Museum 

February, and filmmakers will be arriving in Beloit for BIFF (Beloit International Film Festival) and the Angel Museum is on the venue for movies. Glenn PerryAnd once again this year the Museum will be serving the “La Cusina Dinner”,  you can choose to have dinner and watch a movie, or just the dinner or the movie.

Delicious Italian Cuisine and a complementary glass of wine  will be catered and served by Angel Museum Volunteers.

The La Cucina dinner will be in the museum proper within the aisles among the Berg Angel Collection, the world’s largest collection of angels.


[box]February 17th & 18th 5 – 8 pm
Open Seating 7:30 pm  Last Seating $35.00 per person (Dinner only)[/box]

Reservations are required: call 608.362.9099 between 10am and 1pm Movie tickets purchase and info visit beloitfilmfest.org