Betsy-Tacy Society Closed until further notice

With the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Betsy-Tacy Society has made the decision to protect our volunteers and staff by closing our doors until further notice. We are postponing all events and private tours until it is safe to allow visitors access to the homes.

However, we will continue to process online orders at

Please check our Facebook page for any updates.  If you have questions, please call 507-345-9777.

As always, thank you for your support and understanding. I hope you are able to use this time to return to the world of Maud’s Deep Valley!

We are very saddened to announce the passing of Julie Abdo, mother of our board member Libby Abdo, and a dedicated supporter of the BTS. Her love of Betsy-Tacy was surely influenced by her late father, Ken Berg, long-time editor of the Mankato Free Press and author of a children’s biography of Maud Hart Lovelace. Julie was responsible for bringing Maud’s THE TREES KNEEL AT CHRISTMAS, with its sensitive depiction of an immigrant family, back into print, and she donated time, energy and considerable funds to the organization over many years. Her family is continuing that tradition by requesting that contributions in Julie’s memory be made to the BTS. Our deepest condolences go to Julie’s husband Jay, her children and grandchildren, and to the many others whose lives she touched.

Betsy’s Birthday Party (2018)

April 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Learn to journal like Betsy!

Want to be and author when your grow up? So did Betsy Ray (Maud Hart Lovelace)! And she did so with the help of her journals. You, too, can be a writer! Join us for an afternoon of journaling. We’ll brainstorm ideas for writing exercises together, and discuss how to write about our day-to-day lives. Guided tours will also be available, for an additional $5. We will provide journals, pencils, and a party favor to take home. We’ll also serve cake and punch!

Any questions, please email or call (507) 345-9777


April 28
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Tacy’s House
332 Center Street
Mankato, MN 56001 United States
Betsy and Trunk