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


  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Come one, come all! Step right up as the medicine show rolls into town once again! The Cherry Sisters will once again take the stage along with Violet McNeal and others. Between shows, take in the other festivities such as palm readings, ouija boards, sword dancers and more. There is something for the whole family to enjoy.

    All events on the lawn are free, regular admission charged for tours of the Hubbard House.

    Characters portraying the Cherry Sisters
  • Friday, August 25, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

    To thank you for being a member of the Blue Earth County Historical Society, we want to celebrate you! Join us at the History Center for a light meal and explore the History Center. This is also your last chance to see ​The Saint John's Bible ​exhibit. Please RSVP by calling 507-345-5566 or emailing by August 18.

    Not a member of the Blue Earth County Historical Society? Join today to participate in the fun!

  • Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Love talking about history with others? We have just the place for you! Join us for the Remember When Coffee Club at the History Center where you can do just that! This month's topic is childhood diseases and remedies. Bring your memories and plan on having a grand time.

  • Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Young Historians begins for the year once again! This year's theme is "Travels Through Time." Each month participants will explore technology, fashion, food, war and much more to see how times have changed through the 19th and 20th centuries. This month's topic will be "The Civil War through the End of the Century."

    Please pre-register by September 7 to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone to

    Young Historians
  • Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

    See the Hubbard House in a new light. 1918 was a time of political unrest and this will be explored through the program "Farmer-labor Rally, 1918: Preserving Our Civil Liberties." Farmers and laborers faced social, political and economic problems that were very different from what the Hubbard Family experienced. Experience a historical look at a typical 1918 rally with folk music, dances and fiery speeches.

  • Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history! The Minnesota Welsh Association will be at BECHS to discuss their annual Welsh Hymn Festival held the Sunday after this presentation. Learn more about the tradition of music with the Welsh during this great presentation.

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Throughout 2017 and 2018, Minnesota State University, Mankato will be celebrating its 150 Anniversary and the Historical Society is excited to be a part of the celebration. This exhibit will feature photographs and artifacts featuring noteworthy individuals  and places on campus as well as fun facts and stories about the college and student life.

    Exhibit opening Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Free and open to the public.

    MSU Through the ages