The 2017 Hometown Heroes Honors


Six people will be honored during a luncheon at the Angel Museum.

This year’s honorees included Patricia Foster, George M. Ingram, Walter E. Ward, David Wilson, and James and Novella Johnson.


Pictured here are the Hometown Heroes for 2016. From left to right is Marijuana Jackson, William “Billy” McCrary, Fred Buggs, Tammie King and Paul Martin.


24 Nov 2013

Ribbon Cutting

Angel Museum Ribbon Cutting The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on October 15, 2013 at the Angel Museum to celebrate a new awning for the nearly 100 year old building. The new awning, made possible through donations, gives a wonderful new entrance to the museum and adds visual appeal to the entrance of downtown Beloit. In addition, the Angel Museum is celebrating 15 years of operations. Joyce Berg “The Angel Lady” cuts the ribbon surrounded by volunteers and Chamber ambassadors on a rainy October day. All enjoyed refreshments afterwards at our own Taste of Heaven Café.   Congratulations! Angel Museum Ribbon Cutting

Hometown Heroes[box]When: Friday February 22, 2013
Time: 11:00 am Mix and Mingle in the Museum, 12:00 pm Awards and  Luncheon
Cost:  $25 per person
Location: Angel Museum, 656 Pleasant St, Beloit WI
Reservations: Due February 15th.[/box]

Please join us in celebrating our Hometown Heroes.. All are welcomed.

The Hometown Heroes Awards Luncheon was started in 2003 in order to recognize  African Americans who have made significant contributions to life in Beloit and surrounding areas.

Beloiters are rightfully proud of our African-American history. As in any community though there are significant contributions made by gifted, caring and hard-working individuals that too often go unacknowledged.

The Angel Museum is exceedingly proud and thankful for these members of the community we share together. We’re glad to be able to recognize these individuals for their selfless and frequently anonymous contributions. They’re our Beloit Angels.

Past Hometown Heroes



  • Ralph Birkley
  • Bob Gilliam
  • Dr. J.B. Elzy
  • Janet Elzy
  • Eugene Relerford
  • John Peterson
  • Ludean Lockhart
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  • Dr. John Y. Odom
  • Jim Caldwell
  • Marsha Anderson
  • J. Wayne Hyler
  • Jim Gordon
  • Rev. Floyd Prude Jr.
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  • Dr. Carlton Jenkins
  • Valerie Carter-Brown
  • Dorothy Harrell
  • Angela & Darian Snow
  • Regina & Tom Dunkin
  • Donald Buggs
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  • Dr. Dennis Baskin
  • Joseph D. Hill
  • Lottie Seals Cotton
  • Patricia A. Majeed
  • LaMont Weaver
  • Kyle Weaver
  • Robert Weaver
  • Shel’se Weaver
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  • Wanda Sloan
  • Marilyn Kilgore
  • Regina Prude
  • George Williams
  • Virginia Williams
  • Elizabeth Tardola
  • Barbara Milsap Marrow
  • Hugo Henry
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  • Don Wilson
  • Irma Bradford
  • Booker & Carolyn Street
  • Kevin Leavy
  • Clarence & Carolyn Bolten
  • Linda Ward


  • Sadie Loraine Bell
  • George Harrel
  • Mardie Farr
  • Mardella Shipp
  • Kenneth Golden
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  • Pastor Charles F.Hereford
  • Eddie Farr
  • Evelyn O’Kelley
  • Richard McGregory
  • Walter Ingram
  • Dr. Brenda Atlas
  • Leon Davidson
  • Richard Gupton
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  • Sallie Adams
  • Walter Knight
  • Jerry Kenney
  • Carl [Pete] Edwards
  • Odel Thompson
  • Maxine Givhan
  • Robert Wilson
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  • Barbara Hickman
  • Charles Tubbs
  • Cathy Pollard
  • Forrest[Lefty] Hall
  • Otha Williams
  • Diane Henry
  • Everett Henry




The Little Angel Tea -  2012 | Angel MuseumDate: Saturday, December 1, 2012
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Taste of Heaven Cafe (museum  lower level)
Adults: $15
Little Angels: $8

Seating is limited and reservations are REQUIRED

Call 608-362-9099


It’s a fun hour celebrating little angels to a miniature luncheon at the Angel Museum.

The little tea party is becoming a special event created by Angel Museum volunteers.

Little angels are welcomed in their prettiest holiday attires to be entertained by the Angel Lady, Joyce Berg, and served miniature delicacies on fancy china. They sip tea from grown up china cups and are invited to be a ‘little grown up’ while their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc set back and reminisce when they were treated to such a special moment.

All ages of little angels are welcome as long as they are well behaved children.

If any child has food allergies, please contact the museum.

Rummage Sale 2012 Bag DayThe Angel Museum will be having it’s bag sale on Oct 6th from 8am until 2pm.

We had a very successful Rummage Sale but there are still plenty of great items left.  So if there were items you wish you had bought and didn’t, come back on Saturday, they might still be there.  Come early and buy many bags full.

Bags will be provided  and each bag full will be $1.

The north end of The Eclipse Center (formerly Kohls grocery story).
1701 Riverside Drive
Beloit WI 53511

Charitable tax donation: Donors receive a tax-deductible receipt for items donated.

For more information, call us 608-362-9099 or email us at

We would also like to thank our sponsors for allowing us to use their space:

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Rummage Sale 2012

Angels in the Attic 

September 28th and 29th


Donation drop-off Dates:  Saturdays and Sundays in September.
Times: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Friday September 28th : Sneak Peek – $2.00 Admission
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Saturday September 29th:  Rummage Sale – FREE ADMISSION
Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 10/3: “Bag Day” – Any unsold Rummage Sale items will be sold for anything that can be fit into a paper bag.
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location for all the above:
The north end of The Eclipse Center (formerly Kohls grocery story).
1701 Riverside Drive
Beloit WI 53511

Charitable tax donation: Donors receive a tax-deductible receipt for items donated.

For more information, please contact Bev Melton, 608-364-466 or email us at

We would also like to thank our sponsors for allowing us to use their space:

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Willing to help us promote this event? If you know of a place our flier above could be posted you can open it and print it from here. Thank you!

Heritage Days 2012Date: September 7,8,9,  2012
Time: All Day
(check schedule for details)
Multiple Location through out Beloit

Opening the doors to your Heritage is the theme for this year’s Heritage Days. Explore Beloit’s Heritage in this three day celebration. Events have been planned to highlight the unique heritage of Beloit. Admission to most Heritage Days events, tours and museums are free.

For more information on Heritage Day download full Brochure.

The Angel Museum will be open from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday and Saturday
Admission is FREE

Make sure you stop by theMuseum Gift Shop during your visit.

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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 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

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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. 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. 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.   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. 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. Website

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