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


  • Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

    Awesome Women In History!

    Kids are invited to travel with us through time and meet some amazing women who helped shape history. Through multiple days of engaging activities, stories, food and more, they will learn about some of the awesome women who made a big difference in the world. Call 507-345-5566 or visit the History Center to reserve your spot. 

    The day camp is $99/child or $89 for BECHS Members. Class size it limited to 15 children and open to kids who have just finished grades 2-5.

    Click here to register!

  • Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    In partnership with Lifelong Learners, BECHS welcomes Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle to present on her book The Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota.  Hatle will discuss activities of the Klan at its height in Minnesota (including in Mankato) and the lives and careers of Klansmen who served in the public sphere after the "Invisible Empire" lost its foothold in Minnesota. She will also present information not included in the book and will have books available for purchase. 

    Free for members of BECHS and Lifelong Learners, $10 for non-members either organization.

    Book Cover of KKK In MN
  • Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

    The St. John's Bible is the first handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in over 500 years. Discover the beauty and splendor of this rare book featured in this traveling exhibit. 

    Page from the St. John's Bible from the Library of Congress
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Love talking about the past with fellow history enthusiasts? Jois us at the Blue Earth County Historical Society to do just that with the Remember When Coffee Club. This month's topic is Parks, Picnics and Food. Bring you basket full of memories and plan on having a grand time. Refreshments provided.

    Picnic in Mankato
  • Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history. This month, Tim Pulis is presenting on the History of the Mankato Street Railway. Coffee and water provided.

    Horse Drawn Street Car