History Center and Museum

Main Entrance to the History Center and Museum, 424 Warren Street Mankato

The History Center and Museum is the home of the Blue Earth County Historical Society. It houses the Society's History Museum, Research Center, Gift Shop and Marian Anderson Art Gallery, and administrative offices. 




History Center Hours                                        

Closed Sundays and Mondays
Tuesdays-Fridays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
424 Warren Street, Mankato
Museum Admission

Adults: $7.00
Children 5-17: $3.00
Children under 5: Free
BECHS Members: Free     

Blue Earth County History Museum

View of the History Center Museum

The museum highlights items from the Society's collection and reflects the rich heritage of Blue Earth County. Exhibits feature people, places, and events that shaped this county including: Native American tools and artifacts, Remembering Front Street exhibit, a diorama of downtown Mankato in the 1880s, and an interactive children's area with a pioneer cabin. For more information about the exhibits, please see the exhibits webpage.

Additional exhibits in the History Center:

-Art Gallery
-Hallway Exhibits
-Traveling Exhibits

The museum gallery is open regular hours for walk-in visits. For tours of 10 people or more people, call 507-345-5566 or visit our tours webpage.

Also at the History Center:
Research and Genealogy Center
Gift Shop
Rental Space