A snaphot of History

The Blue Earth County Historical Society more than 18,000 images in its collection. People and places from the past are remembered through images that have been donated to the Historical Society. More of our image collection can be found on The Minnesota Digital Library

Check out this cool new feature using BECHS historic images and present images thanks to the Bend of the River Photography Club!

New images added every week!

Enfield's Grocery Store building with a horse drawn cart and people in front. black and white imageMom and Pops Ice Cream shop, once Enfields, Color image

Enfields/Mom and Pops Ice Cream Shop

Vernon Center Main Street, Black and white image, c.1908Vernon Center Main Street, Color image c.2017

Vernon Center Main Street

Mapleton Main Street C. 1900, hazy blue/sepia tonedMapleton main street Now, color image c. 2017

Mapleton Main Street

Lake Crystal Bank in sepia color from about 1910 with vehicles in front of itLake Crystal Bank Building in color now on a cloudy day

Lake Crystal Bank