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, March 23, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

    Join us for an engaging evening starting with a 60s inspired meal at Pub 500 and then a participatory viewing of the locally-made film Man on a Mission​ at True Facade Pictures. Dress to impress; 1960s attire encouraged.

    Sponsored by the Greater Mankato Rotary.

    ​Miles West, a Mankato Lawyer, is recruited by the government to rescue the daughter of a scientist being held by the East Germans in the 1965 Cold War Thriller film Man on a Mission. ​The movie, funded by the Mankato Rotary Club, was filmed in and around Mankato, using local actors and production crew.

    Tickets are sold out!

    Image from Man on a Mission
  • Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

    Love talking about history with fellow enthusiasts? Join us at the Blue Earth County Historical Society to do just that! This month's topic is My Neighborhood. Share your memories of growing up and plan on having a fun time reminiscing! Refreshments provided. 

  • Saturday, April 14, 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 "The 1990s - Digital Age."

    Please pre-register by April 12 to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone to

  • Saturday, April 14, 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, April 19, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history! This month, Mark Halverson and guests will present "Dead Air: Please Stand By" a program that once ran on KTV, now CCTV. Coffee and water provided. 

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Oral histories can be a great way to learn more about your family's history. Through this class, learn more about conducting oral histories as well as some questions to ask.

    The first hour of the class will be a presention, followed by time to explore the Research Center to see what resources are available at BECHS.

    Admission is $10/adults, $7/BECHS Members

  • 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." 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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