Events, Programs and Exhibits

Here are the upcoming events, programs and exhibits from the Blue Earth County Historical Society. For more information about admission and location, click on the event. Click here for our full calendar of events

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  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Love talking about the past with others? Join us for the Remember When Coffee Club at the History Center. This month, the topic is Summer Sports. Bring your favorite memories of swimming, hiking, playing ball and more and plan on having a grand time.

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society needs your help planning the future.  You, yes, you are invited to attend a brainstorming session to share your thoughts about the future of YOUR Blue Earth County Historical Society. Everyone is invited to participate. The more opinions and suggestions, the better! There will be four opportunities to attend a brainstorming session in early August. Just pick a day/time that works best for you and then RSVP to Info@BlueEarthCountyHistory.com or call 507-345-5566. The brainstorming sessions will be held at the History Center and will last about one hour.

    Dates and times are as follows:

    Tuesday, August 1, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

    Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. -11 a.m.

    Wednesday, August 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Thursday, August 10, Noon – 1 p.m.

     

    Please note, you only need to attend one session.

     

    Your input is very valuable to the growth of this great organization. Thank you.

     

    Think Tank from Member Appreciation
  • Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society needs your help planning the future.  You, yes, you are invited to attend a brainstorming session to share your thoughts about the future of YOUR Blue Earth County Historical Society. Everyone is invited to participate. The more opinions and suggestions, the better! There will be four opportunities to attend a brainstorming session in early August. Just pick a day/time that works best for you and then RSVP to Info@BlueEarthCountyHistory.com or call 507-345-5566. The brainstorming sessions will be held at the History Center and will last about one hour.

    Dates and times are as follows:

    Tuesday, August 1, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

    Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. -11 a.m.

    Wednesday, August 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Thursday, August 10, Noon – 1 p.m.

     

    Please note, you only need to attend one session.

     

    Your input is very valuable to the growth of this great organization. Thank you.

     

    Think Tank from Member Appreciation
  • Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society welcomes you to view The Saint John's Bible during this special "after services" hours. 

    Beginning in 1996, the community of Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, began planning and working on The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in five hundred years. The work of creating the Bible involved countless hours of meetings, artist studio time and financial support of almost 1,400 individual donors. On May 9, 2011, the last word of the Bible was penned, bringing the almost 15-year production phase to completion.

    This unique undertaking combines a tradition of craftsmanship with the latest capabilities of computer technology and electronic communication. The words are handwritten on vellum (calfskin) using hand-cut quills fashioned from turkey, swan or goose feathers, and ancient inks hand-ground from natural minerals and stones such as lapis lazuli, malachite, and vermillion. The pages are illuminated with the brilliance of 24-karat gold leaf, silver leaf and platinum. The complete work includes 1,127 handwritten pages over 7 books and over 160 major artworks.

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society will host a reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible. On display at the History Center will be a replica of the volume containing Gospels and Acts as well as 25 framed prints of artwork from all of the illustrated volumes. This exhibition was made possible by generous support from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Mankato. St. John’s Episcopal Church in Mankato was founded in 1866 and continues to reside on the corner of Warren and Broad Streets in Mankato. 

    Saint John's Bible Exhibit
  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society needs your help planning the future.  You, yes, you are invited to attend a brainstorming session to share your thoughts about the future of YOUR Blue Earth County Historical Society. Everyone is invited to participate. The more opinions and suggestions, the better! There will be four opportunities to attend a brainstorming session in early August. Just pick a day/time that works best for you and then RSVP to Info@BlueEarthCountyHistory.com or call 507-345-5566. The brainstorming sessions will be held at the History Center and will last about one hour.

    Dates and times are as follows:

    Tuesday, August 1, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

    Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. -11 a.m.

    Wednesday, August 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Thursday, August 10, Noon – 1 p.m.

     

    Please note, you only need to attend one session.

     

    Your input is very valuable to the growth of this great organization. Thank you.

     

    Think Tank from Member Appreciation
  • Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society needs your help planning the future.  You, yes, you are invited to attend a brainstorming session to share your thoughts about the future of YOUR Blue Earth County Historical Society. Everyone is invited to participate. The more opinions and suggestions, the better! There will be four opportunities to attend a brainstorming session in early August. Just pick a day/time that works best for you and then RSVP to Info@BlueEarthCountyHistory.com or call 507-345-5566. The brainstorming sessions will be held at the History Center and will last about one hour.

     

    Dates and times are as follows:

    Tuesday, August 1, 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

    Saturday, August 5, 10 a.m. -11 a.m.

    Wednesday, August 9, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

    Thursday, August 10, Noon – 1 p.m.

     

    Please note, you only need to attend one session.

     

    Your input is very valuable to the growth of this great organization. Thank you.

    Think Tank from Member Appreciation
  • Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society welcomes you to view The Saint John's Bible during this special "after services" hours. 

    Beginning in 1996, the community of Saint John’s Abbey and University in Collegeville, Minnesota, began planning and working on The Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in five hundred years. The work of creating the Bible involved countless hours of meetings, artist studio time and financial support of almost 1,400 individual donors. On May 9, 2011, the last word of the Bible was penned, bringing the almost 15-year production phase to completion.

    This unique undertaking combines a tradition of craftsmanship with the latest capabilities of computer technology and electronic communication. The words are handwritten on vellum (calfskin) using hand-cut quills fashioned from turkey, swan or goose feathers, and ancient inks hand-ground from natural minerals and stones such as lapis lazuli, malachite, and vermillion. The pages are illuminated with the brilliance of 24-karat gold leaf, silver leaf and platinum. The complete work includes 1,127 handwritten pages over 7 books and over 160 major artworks.

    The Blue Earth County Historical Society will host a reproduction of The Saint John’s Bible. On display at the History Center will be a replica of the volume containing Gospels and Acts as well as 25 framed prints of artwork from all of the illustrated volumes. This exhibition was made possible by generous support from St. John’s Episcopal Church, Mankato. St. John’s Episcopal Church in Mankato was founded in 1866 and continues to reside on the corner of Warren and Broad Streets in Mankato. 

    Saint John's Bible Exhibit

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