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


  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Take a step back in time and see the Hubbard House decorated for the Holiday Season. Each year, the House is decorated differently, so stop in and see this year's theme!

    Hubbard House Decorated for Christmas
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a bit of history! This month, we will be showing the documentary Two Weeks in May,  which was made in correlation with the Minnesota State University, Mankato's Common Read Out of Chaos by James Nickerson. This month, the program is free to all. Coffee and water provided. 

  • Tuesday, January 2, 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 "Good Eats and Diets." Bring your photographs and memories and plan on having a grand time reminiscing! Coffee and tea provided.

  • Saturday, January 13, 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 Fabulous 50s."

    Please pre-register by January 11 to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone to

    Young Historians
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Are you just starting to work on your family history? Maybe you have been working on your genealgoy for decades but want a refresher course on the basics? BECHS is once again holding genealogy classes open to the public. The first hour will be a presentation followed by time to visit the Research Center and look for your own Blue Earth County Relatives. 

    Classes are $8/adults, $5/BECHS Members. 

    Research Center
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Bring your lunch and learn a little history! This month, Dr. Jill Cooley, Associate Professor of History at Minnesota State, Mankato, will present on her book, To Live and Dine in Dixie. This book explores the changing food culture of the urban American South during the Jim Crow era by examining how race, ethnicity, class, and gender contributed to the development and maintenance of racial segregation in public eating places. Focusing primarily on the 1900s to the 1960s, Angela Jill Cooley identifies the cultural differences between activists who saw public eating places like urban lunch counters as sites of political participation and believed access to such spaces a right of citizenship, and white supremacists who interpreted desegregation as a challenge to property rights and advocated local control over racial issues.

    Water and coffee provided. 

    Book cover - To Live and Dine In Dixie
  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Have you done work on your family history and now are wondering how to organize it? During this class, we will cover both electronic documents and paper copies. These are all suggestions and the participants are welcome to add how they have been organizing their records as well. 

    The first part of the class will be a presentation; the second hour will be for people to visit the Researh Center to look into their Blue Earth County Relatives.

    Classes are $8/Adults, $5/BECHS Members. 

    Research Center