Together through the vision and hard work of dedicated volunteers and generous donors like you, along with our committed staff and board members, we’ve built an organization we all can be proud of. I have always loved these three words from our original (and still current) mission statement—for future generations. Just like those founders knew back in 1901, history doesn’t stop and neither should we.

That’s why we are excited to continue bold steps toward the next chapter in Blue Earth County Historical Society’s story. The BOLD VISION is to triple the History Center’s Museum!

The first phase in this BOLD VISION is redeveloping the south side of the History Center. We now have a better understanding of the true cost of this important phase. This year, thanks to your previous support, we are closer to realizing those key exterior improvements in 2023. Redevelopment of the History Center exterior includes property acquisition, a new accessible parking lot, new signage and a pollinator teaching garden! The total projected cost for this phase is $450,000.

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Blue Earth County Historical Society
424 Warren Street
Mankato MN 56001

We need BOLD History Heroes like YOU!

Investments, like this, in the History Center’s infrastructure are moving us one step closer to realizing the BOLD expansion to come. Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the 121-year history of the Blue Earth County Historical Society and as we take another BOLD step for future generations.


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Expansion Concepts

Current view of the History Center from 5th Street, MankatoFuture view of the History Center from 5th Street (Concept drawing)
BECHS Expansion Phase 2