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The Blue Earth County Historical Society's main facility is the Heritage Center. It includes a professionally designed exhibit gallery that includes display of items from Native American, to Early Pioneer, and through the 20th Century. Specific exhibits include a diorama of Mankato from the 1800s, That's Entertainment focusing on fifty years of family entertainment in the county, and Maud Hart Lovelace, local author who wrote the Betsy-Tacy series of books.

The Heritage Center also contains a museum store, research center and society offices.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 PM
Closed major holiday weekends
Exhibit Gallery Fees:
Adults: $2.00
Children: $1.00
Members: Free
Children under 5: Free
Daily access to Research Center: $3.00
Memberships start at $20.00 per year.

Location: 415 Cherry Street, Mankato Minnesota 56001 Telephone 507-345-5566

Other History nearby:
(St Peter) E St Julien Cox House
(New Ulm) Harkin General Store
(Mankato) Heritage Center Museum
(Mankato) Historic Hubbard House
(Faribault) Ivan Whitlock Studio
(Mankato) Judge Lorin P. Cray Museum

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