HISTORY CENTER

Providing a modern approach to preserving and sharing history about Blue Earth County, our History Center highlights the heritage of this county. The displays throughout the History Center work to bring history to life, inspiring all who interact with us to personally and intimately connect with Blue Earth County’s history.

LOCATION

LOCATION

424 Warren Street
Mankato, MN 56001
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HOURS

HOURS

Sunday-Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm

ADMISSION

ADMISSION

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

HISTORY CENTER FEATURED DISPLAY:
BLUE EARTH COUNTY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT
OUR STRANGE AND CURIOUS COLLECTION

On display from September 21 through December 21, this fun exhibit celebrates the odd and unusual in our collection and is in honor of Ripley’s Believe it or Not, which is celebration 100 years this year.

THE HISTORY CENTER IS HOME TO:

  • Blue Earth County History Museum*

  • Research Center

  • Marian Anderson Art Gallery

  • Children’s Discovery Lab*

  • Gift Shop

  • Traveling Exhibits

*The museum features hands-on history fun in the Discovery Lab, a diorama of 1880s Mankato, treasures from local author Maud Hart Lovelace, an interactive pioneer cabin and barn, plus traveling exhibits. Admission fees apply for this self-guided tour.

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