As a BECHS Supporter YOU make history possible. You safeguard our 20,000+ collection items; you provide inspiration with hands-on history activities; and you help celebrate and remember thousands of local stories. Together we are sharing stories AND preserving the legacy of Blue Earth County.
This year, more than any year in recent memory, you can truly say we are all experiencing history. We realize more and more each day that history is as much about the present as it is about the past. It’s our shared stories that connect us to one another. This is what the Blue Earth County Historical Society is all about.
During this historic year we had to take the difficult action of closing the History Center and Hubbard House for six months due to the pandemic. As you can probably imagine, this had a major impact on our operating revenue.
But history didn’t stop. Even with our doors temporarily closed earlier this year, we kept going. Since March 2020, BECHS has continued to share history with dozens of virtual programs and on social media, plus completed renovations projects at the History Center. YOU stood by us through it all. Thank you!
BECHS as received $235,000 in financial contributions and public support this year. Despite this year’s challenges, it will take just $35,000 more by December 31 to close the gap between what we’ve received and the realcost to maintain AND thrive in to 2021.
Join our 35 to Thrive campaign today. Your contribution will cover the remaining expenses for this year and provide the resources and staffing needed to preserve and share our connected 2020 stories for generations to come!