Betsy-Tacy Society Newsletter | April 2016
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Join us in celebrating the 124th birthday
of Maud Hart Lovelace

Born April 25, 1892 in Mankato, MN, Maud grew up wanting to be a writer. And she did. Her books were and continue to be beloved by fans around the world. What treasures she left. Although we cannot send cards or gifts to Maud, if you are someone who has enjoyed her books, would you consider sending a donation in honor of Maud Hart Lovelace during her birthday month? Your gift will help us preserve her legacy, promote her books and maintain her childhood home. Your gifts are most appreciated. To donate online, click the Donate button in the right column. 
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 @ 1 pm
332 & 333 Center Street in Mankato

1 pm - Making May Baskets

1:30 pm - Storytime & Party Games

2 pm - Birthday Cake

Betsy's House Tours 

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2016 Deep Valley
Homecoming News

June 24 - 27, 2016
June is just around the corner and plans for the Deep Valley Homecoming are in high gear. We have so much fun in store for all ages! Have you made plans to attend? Pre-registration is highly recommended in order for us to prepare for your visit. A block of hotel rooms have been reserved for the Deep Valley Homecoming. For more information, visit our website. Reserve your hotel room EARLY.
New this year will be a Young Writer competition, a Betsy-Tacy look alike contest, a special Deep Valley wine label, and Maud Hixson's new CD release, Listening For Your Song. The Deep Valley Book Festival has a new Facebook page - "like" our page and learn more about the authors attending the 2016 festival. 

Links to more information
Pre-Registration Form
DVH Daily Schedule
Young Artist Competition
Keep checking our website as new information is added.

Listening For Your Song
A musical companion to the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hixson
This project came to life thanks to a generous number of supporters that pledged through The album contains 20 songs from the Betsy-Tacy books. Join us for the CD release and concert:
Friday, June 24, 2016
Chankaska Creek Ranch & Winery
6 pm Deep Valley Wine Tasting & Social
7 pm "Listening for Your Song" concert
Tickets go on sale May 1
Deep Valley Homecoming registered guests - tickets included in your registration. 
If you can't attend the concert, but want to order a CD, you can pre-order now and the CD will be mailed on June 24.


The Betsy-Tacy Society is excited to share the news of a partnership with Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery for a new fundraiser. Chankaska is creating two special Deep Valley wine labels with a percentage of the proceeds to benefit the BTS. Deep Valley Red and Deep Valley White wines will be introduced at the opening of the 2016 Deep Valley Homecoming on Friday, June 24. 

Chankaska Creek Ranch and Winery sits on a bank of the creek they take their name from in Kasota, MN. This picturesque setting is just a few short miles from Mankato. Chankaska is a native Dakota Indian name meaning forest-enclosed. 
Interested in participating in one of our special events? Or maybe you would like to lend a hand in preparing the Betsy-Tacy houses for their spring opening?  There are a variety of volunteer options available to fit your area of interest. Please call 507-345-9777 or email us to learn about volunteer opportunities this year.
          In this Issue
Featured Shop Item

Maud Hart Lovelace's
Deep Valley

by Julie A. Schrader

Whether you're planning a visit to Deep Valley or want to learn more about the people and places in the Betsy-Tacy books, this book is a must-read. 
Save $5 
March Donors

Rita Allen
Nate & Lori Gardner
Helen Gift
Mary Grams
Harshi Hettige
Jeanine Sallos

Thank you all for your generous contributions to the Betsy-Tacy Society!
2016 Participating Authors & Illustrators

Eileen Beha
Michele Breza
Polly Carlson-Voiles
Gordon Fredericksen
Anne Kerr
Barbara Longley
Colin Mustful
Sheryl Peterson
Michel Prince
Julie Schrader
Bryce Stenzel
Faith Sullivan
Connie Claire Szarke
Kristin Van Risseghem

2016 Participating Publishers
Diamanda Publishing
Holy Cow Press
Minnesota Heritage Publishing

2016 Participating Literary Organizations
Betsy-Tacy Society

Keep checking our website or the Deep Valley Book Festival Facebook page as new names are added each week!

When shopping on,  click on Your Account and scroll down to Choose or Change Your Charity. Type in Betsy-Tacy Society and choose us as your charity.

The Betsy-Tacy Society will receive .5% of the price of eligible purchases. 

The more you shop, the more we receive! Thank you for your support!

April - December 2016
Open weekly for tours on Saturdays
1 pm - 4 pm

$5  Adults
$2  Youth 6-16
FREE: BTS members & children five & under

For special tours, please make arrangements
two weeks in advance.

Plan your visit to Deep Valley!

To promote and to preserve Maud Hart Lovelace's legacy and her work, encourage and support literacy and conserve historic Betsy-Tacy literary landmarks in Mankato.
Betsy-Tacy Society
P.O. Box 94
Mankato, MN 56002-0094



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