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, April 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Join us for the 7th Annual Surrounded By History! This year's theme is the 1960s with a night titled: Celebrating the Swinging Sixites. Dress in your best 1960s attire to explore the night including silent auction, wine wall, raffle and a performance by the XYZ Group " Music of the 60s." 

    Raffle tickets on sale now!

    Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors including gold sponsors ISGMankato Free Press, Wells Fargo Bank and Wingert Realty & Land Services; bronze sponsor Stinson Leonard Street.

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  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Love talking about history with fellow enthusiasts? We have just the place for you! Join us at the History Center for the Remember When Coffee Club. This month's topic is Moving to a New Place. Refreshments provided! 

    House in Blue Earth County
  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Take a step back in time and experience a fine Victorian Home located in downtown Mankato. Guided tours of the 16-room house begin and end in the Carriage House and last about an hour. Tickets are $7/adults, $3/children 5-17, BECHS Members are free. 

    Hubbard House
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    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 "A New Millennium."

    Please pre-register by May 10 to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone to


    Young Historians
  • Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

    Join us for a Kid's Stained Glass workshop at the Blue Earth County Historical Society! Visit the Museum and be inspired to create a panel for a stained glass installation in the Discovery Lab. Explore the historical importance and meaning in the use of stained glass through a variety of media. This is an ongoing workshop that will take place each month after Young Historians.

    The workshop is free, admission to the museum is $7/adults, $3/children 5-17, BECHS Members are free.


    Stained Glass
  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history. Looking for different ways to share your family stories? We have just the program for you! This month, Lori Creighton, owner of Hometead Media, will present on telling your family's story through different media formats. Coffee and water provided. 

  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

    Celebrate spring and the blossoming gardens at the Hubbard House! The plant sale will include hardy Minnesota Perennials growns by Club Members includding annuals and hosta plus garden decor. 

    Visitors can learn more about the Twighlight Garden Club, enter for door prizes and receive a $1 off coupon for a Hubbard House Tour with each purchase.