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 the Oasis Drive In with people standing in front of the building, carLot where the Oasis once stood, 2018

Oasis Drive-In

Mankato Post office 1900 black and white imageMankato post office color image c. 2019

Mankato’s Historic Post Office

Lake Crystal Methodist in 1908, black and white imageLake Crystal Methodist from 2018, color image

Lake Crystal Methodist Church

Then and Now Lake Crystal Main Street Then Black and white image of buildings with a car.Then and Now Lake Crystal Main Street Now Color image with modern card in front of buildings.

Lake Crystal Main Street