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!

Color postcard of Mankato Clinic Building on the corner of Main and Broad Street, c. 1916Color photograph of the Mankato Clinic building on the corner of Main and Broad Street c. 2018

Mankato Clinic/Ridgley Building

Black and White image of the Rapidan Dam being constructed c. 19010Rapidan Dam now color image

Rapidan Dam

First National Bank colorized postcard. C. 1913First National Bank, now Ellerbee Room, c. 2018

First National Bank, Mankato

First Presbyterian Church c. 1908 in Lake Crystal. Black and white image with a few trees.First Presbyterian Church in Lake Crystal Now, color image

Lake Crystal First Presbyterian Church