By Tim Kowols
The Belgian Heritage Center is preparing for its first full year operation. It has been close to seven years since the Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation acquired the former St. Mary of the Snows church to set up the museum and the focal point of local tours of the area. President Joe Alexander says the Belgian Heritage Center has attracted groups from around the country and even Belgium to check out the site and learn about the area’s roots.
The Belgian Heritage Center hosts several events every year celebrating their culture, including the upcoming Booyah and Bread lunch on April 23. The center itself is set to reopen May 5.