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, August 24, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
We want to thank our great members with a night just for you! Join us for an appreciation meal, door prizes, a unique look around the History Center, gift shop specials and more! Not a member, join today to be able to enjoy this great event! Please RSVP by August 21.
Saturday, September 1, 2018 (All day)
The Blue Earth County History Center is closed today in observance of Labor Day. The Hubbard House is open 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Love talking about history with others? Join us at the History Center for the Remember When Coffee Club to to just that. Each month, anyone is welcome to come and discuss the topic proposed. This month, join in the discussion about scary storms. Refreshments provided.
This porgram is a part of our monthly Remember When Coffee Club series which takes place on the first Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
For this year's Young Historians, we will explore Minnesota’s Native Americans. Over the months we will learn about the historical, practical, political, cultural and economic highlights of the Dakota and Anishinaabe. To start the year, September will cover Wacipi Celebrations. Please pre-register for this program by September 6 to ensure we have enough supplies to Beth at Education@BlueEarthCountyHistory.com or by calling 507-345-5566.
This program is sponsored by MinnStar Bank.
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Dress your best and join us in an engaging evening of remembrance through songs and readings from 1918, the era of World War I, the Spanish Flu, Women’s Suffrage, Prohibition and many other changes in American life. Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program starting at 7 p.m.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history! This month, Michael McLaughlin will present on the history of Blue Earth County's Veteran Services and those who used the services after serving in World War I. Coffee and water provided.
This program is a part of the History Bits & Bites Series which takes place on the third Thursday of the month over the Noon hour.
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Come out to Minneopa State Park for a new, exciting event. Visitors will have a chance to watch artists painting scenes of Minneopa and ask questions about their paintings and art. The artists will be set up on the waterfalls side of the park at different locations. There will also be hands-on activities for children at the picnic shelter from 12 noon to 2 o'clock. Visitors can also learn about Robert Duncanson, an African-American artist from Cincinnati who ventured here in 1862 to paint Minneopa Falls. Duncanson may have been one of the first plein air artists at the falls. Plein Air Painting revolves around using the natural light by painting outdoors. The idea dates back to the mid-19th Century and remains popular today. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Minneopa and the Blue Earth County Historical Society.
This event is free with a State Park parking permit.