We're Going Hog Wild! Drive through meal fundraiser. Tickets are $15 and include 2 pulled ham sandwiches, Brown Beans, Chips, Pickle & a Cookie. Please enter from the 1st North & State Street and the food will be brought to your car.
We are excited to see people again, both in person and online. This month, we look at the Heritage Plaques around Mankato, what the significance of these locations are where you can locate them. Admission is $7/adults, Free for BECHS Members. If you would like to attend via Zoom or would like to receive the […]
This multimedia presentation will use Powerpoint, video, music, drama, role-playing, and living history experiences to provide an understanding of this turbulent time. Arn will describe the increasing commitment to the war of each of five American presidents, the rising antiwar protests at home and the eventual U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, and the lingering tragic effects […]
Explore the Historic Kiesling House. Constructed in 1861; it survived the US – Dakota War of 1862, tornados, blackbirds, grasshoppers, and city development. It is one of the few structures in Brown County, from that era, that is accessible to the public. Participate in a wide variety of experiences scheduled at various times throughout the […]
Join us Saturday 1pm-4pm as Joann Huss demonstrates the art of Spinning. Explore the Historic Kiesling House. Constructed in 1861; it survived the US – Dakota War of 1862, tornados, blackbirds, grasshoppers, and city development. It is one of the few structures in Brown County, from that era, that is accessible to the public. Learn […]
Young Historians is back after taking a year off! This hands-on history workshop is geared toward school-aged children who love history! This year, we are traveling through time from the earliest history through the present day. This month, we are looking at Native Americans. Young Historians is free. Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have […]
Come and visit the Moulin Rouge House Bed & Breakfast. This historic home, also known as the Hunt House, has been fully restored! Tickets are available here. On this self-guided tour, you will learn a bit about the House’s history and the people who once lived here. You will also have the chance to talk […]
Join NCHS staff and volunteers for a virtual history hangout. Each month we’ll talk about the people, places, events, and more from Nicollet County’s history. Each hangout will take place on the second Monday of each month at 10:00. It’s free to attend and everyone with an interest in history is welcome. Join hiSTORY Hangout […]
Learn more about what could be the oldest residential building in Mankato, the “Little Stone House” that sits at 129 N. Sixth St. More than 150 years old, it has observed the founding and growth of the city from its front door. Tom was involved with much of the historical research and reconstruction. Register here.
South Fifth Street in Mankato may not seem like much now, but over the years it's been home to some great places. Join us on this tour of the 200-500 block of South Fifth Street. Tours will start and finish at the Blue Earth County History Center. Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Tickets are $7/BECHS […]