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Opening graphic for BECHS program "1920 Mankato Winter Carnival"
1920 Mankato Winter Carnival

In 1920, Mankato hosted a week-long Winter Carnival, the only one of its kind ever held in Mankato. Presentation include many historic photos from the carnival. Presented by BECHS Director, Jessica Potter.

$7.00
Opening slide for BECHS presentation on the Historic Blue Earth County Courthouse
Blue Earth County Courthouse

Take a look back and inside the Historic Blue Earth County Courthouse which has looked over the Minnesota River Valley since 1889.

$7.00
Opening slide for BECHS Blue Earth County Fair virtual presentation
Blue Earth County Fair

The Blue Earth County Fair has been in existence since 1859. Learn more about its history as well as some general fair history.

$7.00
Opening slide to BECHS' presentation on Historic floods.
Blue Earth County Historic Floods

Blue Earth County has experienced many historic floods over the years. Prestation includes stats, stories and historic images.

$7.00
Opening image to Cemetery 101 virtual program
Cemetery 101

Cemeteries are a mystery to some and an adventure for others. Learn more about the cemetery origins and using them today in your family research. Presented by Shelley Harrison, BECHS Curator/Archivist.

$7.00
Opening to Virtual tour of Eastern Blue Earth County
Eastern Blue Earth County

Take a virtual tour of Eastern Blue Earth County. Learn more about Madison Lake, Eagle Lake, St. Clair. Pemberton, Mapleton, and Beauford.

$10.00
Opening slide to BECHS' Historic Blizzards presentation
Historic Blizzards in Southern Minnesota

A timeline of historic blizzards from the past 150 years of Southern Minnesota

$7.00
Opening to Historic South Fifth Street Walking Tour presented by Blue Earth County Historical Society
Historic South Fifth Street Virtual Tour

Take a virtual stroll along Mankato’s South Fifth Street from the 200 to 500 block. Discover more about the building that once stood, the buildings that have been repurposed, and the one that remains the same today, many with connections to what today is Minnesota State University, Mankato.

$7.00
Opening slide to Mankato's Street Cars presentation
History of Mankato Street Cars

Local historian Tim Pulis presents an in-depth look at the History of Mankato Street Cars.

$7.00
Opening graphic for BECHS video History of the Welsh in Southern Minnesota
History of the Welsh in Southern Minnesota

Discover the History of the Welsh in Southern Minnesota with BECHS Executive Director, Jessica Potter.

$7.00
Opening graphic for BECHS virtual tour of Calvary Cemetery, Mankato
Mankato's Calvary Cemetery Tour

Explore Calvary Cemetery, Mankato, with this virtual tour. Learn its history, view some of the unique grave markers and “meet” some of those buried here through historic photos and narrated stories.

$10.00
Meet the Hubbards virtual program opening cover image, includes Mary Esther (Cook) Hubbard, Francis "Frank" (Griffin) Hubbard and Jay Hubbard
Meet the Hubbards video

Through this video, meet the Hubbard Family of Mankato, learn more about the Hubbard House and Hubbard Milling Company. Presented by BECHS Director, Jessica Potter.

$7.00
Minneopa Cemetery from BECHS virtual tour of this historic cemetery
Minneopa Cemetery Virtual Tour

Learn about some of the people buried in the Historic Minneopa Cemetery, located near Mankato, Minnesota. Virtual tour includes historic images and narration.

$10.00
Opening image for the virtual tour of the National Register of Historical Places in Mankato, Minnesota.
National Register of Historic Places, Mankato

Learn about the National Register of Historic Places in Mankato, Minnesota. The presentation includes historic and present-day images, history facts and a map.

$10.00
Opening Screen to BECHS Research Center Resources and Online Index Video
Research Center Resources and Online Indexes Help Video

Learn about the many resources available in BECHS’ Research Center and in BECHS’ Online Indexes.
Click or tap to watch this video for free.

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Opening image for BECHS' program "Researching Your Family Farm"
Researching Your Family Farm

Discover some of the many resources available as you research your family farm – including census records, maps and more!
With Curator/Archivist Shelley

$7.00
Silk Stocking Stroll Part 2 cover image
Silk Stocking Stroll Part 2: A Virtual Walking Tour

Continue your virtual stroll through the Lincoln Park Neighborhood in Mankato, Minnesota, with Silk Stocking Stroll Part 2.  In this program, we cover 17 homes through stories and new and historic photographs.

$10.00
Opening video screenshot of the Silk Stocking Stroll Virtual Walking Tour of the Lincoln Park Neighborhood in Mankato, MN
Silk Stocking Stroll: A Virtual Walking Tour

Take a virtual stroll through the Silk Stocking District in Mankato, Minnesota, also known as the Lincoln Park Neighborhood. Discover some of the unique homes and the people who one lived here.

$7.00
Introduction to BECHS' virtual tour of "Sips, Styles and Stories" exhibit
Sips, Style and Stories - An Exhibit Tour

Join Curator/Archivist Shelley in this virtual tour of BECHS’ exhibit – Sips, Style and Stories: Blue Earth County’s Beverage and Fashion History.
Click or tap to watch this video for free.

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Opening graphic for BECHS video of The Remarkable Men of Garden City
The Remarkable Men of Garden City

10 men, one small town. Learn about the Remarkable Men who came from Garden City, Minnesota, and went on to leave their impact on the world.

For more about these men, check out BECHS’ book The Remarkable Men of Garden City.

$7.00
Opening to Virtual tour of Western Blue Earth County
Western Blue Earth County

Take a virtual tour of Western Blue Earth County. Learn more about Judson, Cambria, Lake Crystal, Garden City, Vernon Center, Amboy, Good Thunder, and Rapidan.

$10.00
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