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A Valentines Visit with Betsy & Tacy

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 @ 1 pm at Tacy's House, 332 Center Street in Mankato, MN

If you are young, or just young-at-heart, drop in for a visit with Betsy and Tacy and make your own valentines to take home or give to a loved one. Suitable for ages 4 to 100! Refreshments served. $5 per person or $3 BTS members. 

Space is limited and reservations are requested. 

Call 507-345-9777 or email for tickets




JUNE 24-27, 2016 
Celebration of Maud Hart Lovelace & the Betsy-Tacy books

Planned DVH activities include guided Betsy & Tacy house tours, narrated Betsy-Tacy neighborhood horse-drawn trolley rides, Deep Valley Book Festival, Victorian Tea, gift shop & exhibits & music, living history 
actors, fashion show, children's activities, programs, demonstrations, speakers, antique car show, readers theater, a young writers and young artist competition. A special event this year is a CD release and concert: "Maud Sings Maud", a collection of music from the Betsy-Tacy books, by singer Maud Hixson.

 All this and more. Fun for the entire family!



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 following hotels - ask for rates for the Deep Valley Homecoming: 

Best Western - Call 507-625-9333  Mention Group - Betsy-Tacy (special rates $99.00 - $113.99 + tax)   Guest Details

City Center Hotel - Call 877-345-5577 or book online using code: DVH (special rates $99.00 + tax)

Hilton Garden Inn - Call 507-344-1111 (special rates $89.00 - $124.00 + tax)

(More hotel information will be added soon.)

Click here for a Save the Date flyer.

 (Photos from the 2015 DVH are found on our facebook page.) 

Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sibley Park Pavillion
11 am to 4 pm
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.


We welcome all interested authors, illustrators, publishers, literary organizations, and booksellers register for the Deep Valley Book Festival. Print and mail application to reserve space. See Fact Sheet for more information. 

                                        Space is limited and early registration is encouraged!
Exciting News!
The Betsy-Tacy Society wishes to express our sincere thanks to all who contributed to the "MaudSings Maud" kickstarter campaign! It was YOU who made this happen and we appreciate all of you! A big thank you goes to Maud Hixson and her husband Rick Carlson for the talent, research, experience and effort it takes to create this historical music collection for the BTS. We celebrate this success and will keep you posted of future progress. Looking forward to an April delivery of the final work. Best wishes for this holiday season!


      Check out Betsy-Tacy's Deep Valley blog  





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