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You are invited to

A Betsy-Tacy Victorian Christmas

Saturdays, December 6th & 13th, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2:00 pm Story Time at Betsy's House

Betsy & Tacy's Houses, 332 & 333 Center Street in Mankato

At Betsy's House, visit with Betsy and her family as they get ready to celebrate Christmas. Then we'll gather around the piano as Christmas carols are played.

Come to Tacy's House for cookies, hot chocolate and holiday shopping! Children may shop for 10 cent Christmas ornaments, just as Betsy, Tacy, Tib and Winona did. 

Admissions taken at Tacy's House: $5.00 Adults, $2.00 children ages 6-16, Children 5 and under are free. BTS members are free.  


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Maud Hart Lovelace Young Adult Book Club

 Sponsored by Rural Lit R.A.L.L.Y., Minnesota Heritage Publishing, Betsy-Tacy Society and the Blue Earth County Historical Society 

The book club is for children ages 9-12 and will meet the second Saturday of each month from January through May, 2015, from 1-3 p.m. reading the Betsy-Tacy Treasury. The book club is free and a copy of the book is provided for the participants. In order to participate, participants must complete the application form and submit it no later than January 1, 2015 to: Blue Earth County Historical Society, Attn: Rural Lit RALLY Book Club, 415 Cherry St., Mankato, MN 56001.

There can only be 12 participants in the group. Students are required to attend each monthly meeting, have read the book assigned before the meeting, discuss the book at the book club and at the end of the session, compose a well-written 2 page (double spaced) essay.      

Upon completion of the program, participants will recieve a certificate of participation from the Rural Lit RALLY, a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card, a $5 gift certificate from Minnesota Heritage Publishing and a $5 gift certificate to the BECHS Gift Shop. 

Book Club Meeting Schedule:                                                                                                                                                                                        

January 10: Introduction to the Program and Maud Hart Lovelace                                                                                                                        

February 14: Discuss Betsy-Tacy                                                                                                                                                                                

March 14: Discuss Betsy, Tacy and Tib                                                                                                                                                                          

April 11: Discuss Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill                                                                                                                                                            

May 9: Discuss Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown 




Deep Valley Homecoming

June 26 - 30, 2015

Watch our website for registration forms and schedule of events to be announced as soon as available! 


For "VOLUNTEER" opportunities contact Susan Orchard, BTS Executive Director, 507 345-9777 or 


How you can help the BTS



Betsy-Tacy Calendar of Events