In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Green Bay Packers, the Belgian Heritage Center will proudly unveil its new exhibit celebrating the Walloon Belgian heritage of Packers co-founder Curly Lambeau. The unveiling will take place Nov. 9, 11 am – 3 pm, at the center, 1255 Cty DK in Brussels.
A special dedication program for the exhibit will begin at 1 pm with Cliff Christl, Green Bay Packers historian; and Kevin Cullen, deputy director of the Neville Public Museum.
Visitors can also enjoy the center’s other exhibits, which tell the story of Belgian settlement in northeast Wisconsin. Belgian booyah and refreshments will be served throughout the day, and craft beer from Badger State Brewery will be available for purchase.
The new exhibit traces Lambeau’s ancestors back to Belgium before they immigrated in the 1870s, settling in Door and Brown counties. It also shares the story of Rockwood Lodge in the Belgian settlement near Dyckesville, which served as a Packers player residence and team training camp; and it includes several Lambeau-related artifacts on loan from the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.