Father’s Day Waffle Breakfast in Namur Seeks Historic Photos, June 17

Enjoy Father’s Day, starting with a waffle breakfast sponsored by the Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation on Sunday. June 17 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Marcellin and Catherine Baudhuin and home near Namur circa 1910

Marcellin and Catherine Baudhuin and home near Namur circa 1910

The “all-you-can-eat” breakfast, which will include waffles, trippe (a Belgian sausage), eggs, potatoes and a beverage, will be held at the Belgian Heritage Center (formerly the St. Mary of the Snows Church) in Namur.

In an effort to preserve the unique Belgian-American culture and history in Northeastern Wisconsin, the public is invited to donate a historic photograph from the Belgian community and receive a dollar off of the price of the breakfast. The photograph can relate to any aspect of the Belgian community including:

  • historic buildings – farms, businesses, homes, summer kitchens, roadside chapels
  • Belgians at work through the years – farming, fishing, baking, etc.
  • Belgian fellowship through the years – Kermis, Belgian Days, barn-raising, reunions, etc.
  • family generation photos
  • gathering places within the Belgian community (Namur, Brussels, Rosiere, Champion) such as schools, churches, taverns.

The donated photograph can be an original or a reproduction, framed or unframed. With each photograph the donor should include as much identifying information as possible, including names of people, location, and the approximate year. These donated photographs will become part of the Belgian Heritage Center’s collection and may be used for the center’s displays as well as genealogical and historical research.

The cost of the breakfast will be $8 for adults, children ages four to ten – $4, ages three and under – free.