Blue Earth County Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

$827 raised

8% complete

$10,000 Goal

Since November 7, 1901, the Blue Earth County Historical Society has actively collected, preserved, and shared the rich history and heritage of Blue Earth County.

Like most organizations, starting out our beginnings were humble. But through the work of wonderful volunteers, generous donors, and committed staff and board members, we've built an organization that we should all be proud of. We have always loved these three words from our original (and still current) mission statement - "for future generations". Just like those early founders knew back in 1901, history doesn't stop and neither should we. Now, on our 121st Anniversary, its time to look toward our future:

  • Imagine a History Center with interactive exhibits and expanded galleries for displaying our Model A, 1916 Firetruck, and even Stagecoach.
  • Imagine an updated, modern, and accessible History Center where all ages can be inspired, engaged and connect to our rich history.
  • Imagine new ways to learn and share Blue Earth County stories "for future generations".

Five years from now, we will be ready to break ground on a bold new expansion of our museum. Blue Earth County Historical Society has a BOLD VISION for the future of history—a BOLD expansion to triple the museum capacity! 

The first BOLD STEP is to raise an additional $100,000 in 2022 to redevelop the south side of the property in 2023 to feature a new accessible parking lot and pollinator learning garden! 

Your contribution now to the Blue Earth County Historical Society Bold Future Campaign covers the remaining expenses for this year. And is that first step to move us one step closer to realizing the BOLD expansion to come! 

We need BOLD History Heroes like YOU!


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Blue Earth County Historical Society

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Arts & Culture Education Community Volunteer


424 Warren Street
Mankato, MN 56001



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