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2015 Deep Valley Homecoming 

A Celebration of Maud Hart Lovelace & the Betsy-Tacy books!

June 26 - 30, 2015 

Make plans to attend this event. Fun for the entire family!




Activities include: Betsy & Tacy House Tours, Betsy-Tacy Neighborhood Tour, Narrated Horse-drawn Trolley Rides, Discover Deep Valley Bus Tours, Deep Valley Victorian Tea, Fashion Show, Play, Living History Actors, Programs, Speakers & Re-enactments, Gift Shop & Exhibits & Music, Vintage Car Show, food & crafts and more!

Registration form and schedule is in progress and will be posted very SOON!


Hotel Information 

We encourage you to book a hotel room early for your visit to Deep Valley!

 A block of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn at special rates for our event. Click Here

Other hotels with special rates will be added to this list soon.




      Check out Betsy-Tacy's Deep Valley blog          



Maud Hart Lovelace Youth 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 



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