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!

Then and Now Minneopa Garage Then on the corner of Second and Cherry Streets, color postcardThen and Now Minneopa Garage Now, presently Earl Johnson Furniture, corner of Second and Cherry Streets

Minneopa Garage/ Earl Johnson Furniture

Rainbow Arch Bridge over the Cottonwood River thenRainbow Arch Bridge over the Cottonwood River now, on private property

Rainbow Arch Bridge

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

Lake Crystal Methodist Church

Miller Motors in the 1950s on the 500 Block of South Front Street500 Block of South Front Street in 2018

Miller Motors/500 Block South Front Street