The Betsy-Tacy Society

Where dreams come true…

As a young girl, Maud Hart Lovelace dreamed of becoming a writer. She followed her dream and became the author of the universally loved series of Betsy-Tacy books. Step into the pages of Betsy and Tacy’s Deep Valley…

With support from Maud Hart Lovelace fans from around the world, the Betsy-Tacy Society has preserved and restored the childhood homes of Maud’s fictional characters, Betsy and Tacy. Now open to visitors, Betsy’s House is a museum where one can see how the Hart family lived more than 100 years earlier. Across the street, visit Tacy’s House Interpretive Center and Gift Shop. View artifacts from the Hart Lovelace family and the 1900 Mankato era that pertain to the Betsy-Tacy books, photographs and more. Our gift shop is bursting with books and treasures sure to please all Maud Hart Lovelace and Betsy-Tacy fans!

Support the work that means so much to so many… Browse this site to learn more about Maud Hart Lovelace, her work, and the restored Deep Valley homes. Consider supporting the preservation mission adopted by the Betsy-Tacy Society through your donation or by becoming a member. Thank you for visiting and welcome to Deep Valley.

Betsy Tacy Book