Blue Earth County History Center

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  • Adults $5, Children 5-17 $2, under 5 free. Free parking.

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  • Located in downtown Mankato on the corner of 5th St and Warren St.

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  • Tuesdays-Fridays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed major holidays.

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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Events

  1. BECHS 116th Anniversary Open Hosue

    BECHS 116th Anniversary Open Hosue

    424 Warren St
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 345-5566

    BECHS is celebrating its 116th Anniversary this year and we want to celebrate with YOU! BECHS is offering free admission to the History Center Museum as well as refreshments and door prizes. While at the History Center, check out our latest temporary exhibit, ?Celebrating MSU 150 Years?. 

  2. Celebrating MSU 150 Years

    Celebrating MSU 150 Years

    424 Warren St
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 345-5566

    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.

  3. Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation

    Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation

    424 Warren St
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 345-5566

    Coming of Age, The 1968 Generation?, a traveling exhibit, explores the self-expression, upheaval, change and sounds of the 60s and Vietnam War. The exhibit features six graphic panels, a record album flip interactive, a computer game show activity and a station to create your own magnetic magazine cover. 

    This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. 

    Special Exhibit opening on December 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

    Free and open to the public.

    This exhibit is on display during the History Center Open Hours of Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  4. Ghosts from the Past

    Ghosts from the Past

    424 Warren St
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 345-5566

    Join us for the 31st Annual Ghosts From the Past, where characters from the past are brought to live through costumed characters. This year's program is titled: From Normal School to University: 150 Years of MSU, Mankato. 
    Guides will lead guests around the History Center to meet different "ghosts from the past." Performances begin every 15 minutes; last performance begins at 8 p.m.
    This event will take place over 2 nights only, so reserve your tickets early. Tickets go on sale October 15. 

  5. Historic Valley Campus Walking Tour

    Historic Valley Campus Walking Tour

    424 Warren St
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 345-5566

    Find your clogs, saddle shoes, or sneakers for this nostalgic walking tour of lower campus. This walking tours bring visitors past many of the building you loved, or hated, to visit while a student at Mankato State Teacher's College, Mankato State College or Mankato State University. After the tour, visit the History Center to see our new exhibit ?Celebrating MSU 150 Years. 

  6. St John's Bible Exhibit

    St John's Bible Exhibit

    424 Warren St
    Mankato, MN 56001
    Call: (507) 345-5566

    The St. John's Bible is the first handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Abbey in over 500 years. Discover the beauty and splendor of this rare book featured in this traveling exhibit.

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