News & Events

NEW IN THE GIFT SHOP
 
 
 
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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO GAVE TO THE BETSY-TACY SOCIETY
DURING THE ANNUAL GIVE TO THE MAX DAY IN NOVEMBER 2016.
 
 
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A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
with Betsy-Tacy
 
Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
 
332 & 333 Center Street in Mankato, MN
 
 
A Victorian Christmas at Betsy's House is an annual tradition for many! The house is decorated for the season and costumed living history actors will make you feel as if you stepped back in time to Christmas in 1900. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Betsy, Tacy and Tib by the Christmas tree. Enjoy shopping for the holidays in the gift shop at Tacy's house. Here children can purchase a Christmas ornament for 10 cents, just as Betsy, Tacy, Tib and Winona did. Join us for an old-fashioned Christmas and you too, can “hold Christmas in your hands”.   
Open to the public - Admission $5 Adults, $2 Age 6-16
Free admission for BTS members and children under age 6. 
 
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
 

Are you seeking a rewarding volunteer experience?

The Betsy-Tacy Society (BTS) has a great opportunity for you! 

Do you like meeting new people from across the country and the world?

Volunteer docents are needed to provide guided tours of the national literary landmark childhood homes of author Maud Hart Lovelace and her best friend Frances “Bick” Kenney (the fictional characters of Betsy and Tacy) located at 332 & 333 Center Street in Mankato.

Perhaps you would enjoy working in the Betsy-Tacy Gift Shop? Or are you interested in participating in one of our special events?There are a variety of volunteer options available to fit your area of interest. 

Training is provided and the time commitment varies. The BTS relies heavily on dedicated volunteers to operate these historic house museums and keep them open to the public. Volunteering a few hours makes a big difference!

Please call 507-345-9777 or email us to learn about volunteer opportunities this year.

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 FUNDRAISING NEWS

Introducing Deep Valley Red and

Deep Valley White special label wines!

Betsy-Tacy Society has partnered with

Chankaksa Wines

A portion of the sales benefit the BTS.

 

Deep Valley Wine from Chankaska Creek makes a wonderful gift! Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery is located in a beautiful country setting just a few miles north of Mankato on North Riverfront Drive to Hwy 22 No. Watch for the sign for Chankaska Creek Winery on Hwy 22 N. It's easy to use old Hwy 22 North to St. Peter as a detour this summer while Hwy 169 is closed. Chankaska Creek will ship to the following states: MN, IA, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, and MT. Call to place your order for shipping 507-931-0089. Stop by Chankaska Creek and get yours while supplies last.

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Thank you for attending the

 DEEP VALLEY HOMECOMING

 JUNE 24-27, 2016 

Celebration of Maud Hart Lovelace & the Betsy-Tacy books

We enjoyed your visit!

See photos on facebook

 

 

Winners of the Deep Valley Writers Competition

 

1st Place (age 8-10 division) - Eva Madelyn James for

"Ms Butter and the Big Rock"

 

 

 

  

 

 

1st Place (age 11-13 division) - Rachel Evans for "Courage to Speak"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winners of the Betsy, Tacy & Tib Contest

Betsy Ray - Rosalita Jones 

Tacy Kelly - Lily Geyer

Tib Mueller - Clare Duncan

 

 

                           

 

Winners of the Young Artist Competition

1st Place (age 7-8 division)

Aidan Klammer for illustration of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Place (age 9-10 division)

Kate North for illustration of "Betsy's Desk"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 DEEP VALLEY HOMECOMING SPONSORS 

Emerald Sponsors
 

Gold
 
Silver
Barnes & Noble - Mankato River Hills Mall
 
Bronze
 
Friends

River City Quilts
Stones Throw Gallery
 


 

Thank you to all who exhibited, volunteered
or attended the
 
DEEP VALLEY
 
BOOK FESTIVAL
 
   
 
The Deep Valley Book Festival is sponsored by the Betsy-Tacy Society in connection
with the Deep Valley Homecoming in celebration of author Maud Hart Lovelace.
(Photo - Author Faith Sullivan speaking at the 2016 Deep Valley Book Festival.)   
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Check out Betsy-Tacy's Deep Valley blog     

 

 

 

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