Videos On Demand
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Blue Earth County Historic Floods|
Blue Earth County has experienced many historic floods over the years. Prestation includes stats, stories and historic images.
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.
|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.
|Historic Blizzards in Southern Minnesota|
A timeline of historic blizzards from the past 150 years of Southern Minnesota
|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.
|History of Mankato Street Cars|
Local historian Tim Pulis presents an in-depth look at the History of Mankato Street Cars.
|History of the Welsh in Southern Minnesota|
Discover the History of the Welsh in Southern Minnesota with BECHS Executive Director, Jessica Potter.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Research Center Resources and Online Indexes Help Video|
Learn about the many resources available in BECHS’ Research Center and in BECHS’ Online Indexes.
|Researching Your Family Farm|
Discover some of the many resources available as you research your family farm – including census records, maps and more!
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.