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!

Sepia toned image of Amboy's Maine Street in the 1920sColor image of Amboy's Maine Street in 2017.

Amboy’s Maine Street

Broad Street Mankato during the 1916 heavy rains. Black and white imageBroad Street after rain in 2018. Color image.

Corner of Broad and Warren Streets

Picture of the Minneopa Park Pavilion shortly after completion. C.1940sMinneopa Park Pavilion Now in black and white.

Minneopa State Park Pavillion

Mapleton Creamery from about the turn of the century. Black and white imageHouse at the location of the Mapleton Creamery in 2019. Color image.

Mapleton Creamery