Betsy-Tacy Society News | March 2016
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A Note from Eileen Wells
New BTS President
I am honored to serve as President for the Betsy Tacy Board of Directors this year.  I have been a member of BTS and the Board for about 3 years. I volunteer at the shop on Saturdays when we are open. I retired as the City Attorney for the City of Mankato in August 2014. I am enjoying the extra time retirement allows me to do a variety of volunteer work in the community. I am impressed by the dedication, creativity and enthusiasm of my fellow Board members and BTS volunteers. I look forward to a busy and exciting year of BTS activities. I hope you can join us for some or all of them.  
- Eilleen Wells
Discounted Books are Going Fast!

These books are flying off the shelf! Choose from a list of over 100 book titles, adult and children's books, fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and soft cover. Some are new and others are autographed! Prices from 50 cents to $8.00. 

View Book List and order today! Books and CD's are arranged alphabetically by author. Quantities are limited. Check the updated list on our website

Email your questions or order to 
Deep Valley Homecoming
June 24 - 27, 2016
Register Today!
Pre-registration is open now through June 5th.
Join us in Deep Valley this summer to celebrate 
Maud Hart Lovelace and the Betsy-Tacy books. 

We promise fun and surprises each day!
Friday June 24, 2016
Registration begins at 2 pm at Tacy's House. Self-guided tours of Betsy's house. Social hour and wine tasting, Maud Sings Maud CD release party and concert by Maud Hixson at Chankaska Winery.
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Betsy and Tacy house tours led by costumed living history guides, narrated horse-drawn trolley rides, children’s play tea and other activities at historic Lincoln Park, Carnegie Library tours, Betsy & Tacy look-a-like contest, dance lessons, Young Artist competition reception, Fashion Meets Fiction show and Betsy & Joe play by the Deep Valley Players (more information to be announced).
Sunday, June 26, 2016

First Presbyterian Church tours and service, Deep Valley Book Festival in Sibley Park, Young Writer’s competition, vintage car show and rides, formal Victorian Tea, and more.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Full day of programs including living history exhibits, demonstrations, speakers, all focused on Maud Hart Lovelace, her books and Deep Valley. More information to be announced as plans are finalized.

More schedule details to come!
Hotel Information
We strongly encourage you to reserve your hotel room early. Receive a discount when you book your hotel reservation early. A block of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels - ask for rates for the Deep Valley Homecoming: 
Best Western - Call 507-625-9333  Mention Group - Betsy-Tacy (special rates $99.00 - $113.99 + tax)  Guest Details
City Center Hotel - Call 877-345-5577 or book online using code: DVH (special rates $99.00 + tax)
Hilton Garden Inn - Call 507-344-1111 (special rates $89.00 - $124.00 + tax)
Deep Valley Book Festival
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Sibley Park Pavillion in Mankato
11 am to 4 pm
Calling all interested authors, illustrators, publishers, literary organizations, and booksellers to register for the Deep Valley Book Festival. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged.
Print and mail application 
Seeking Volunteers for the 2016 Season!

We are currently recruiting volunteers to run the shop and provide tours for our opening weekend April 1st - 2nd. Sign up to help today and receive a 10% discount in the Tacy's gift shop! 

Please call 507-345-9777 or email
 to learn about volunteer opportunities at the Betsy-Tacy Society today.
In this Issue:
Featured Shop Item:

Hometime DVD Set

This set of 2 DVD's includes all four episodes of the PBS home improvement show depicting the restoration of the Betsy and Tacy historic National Literary Landmark houses.

$5.00 SALE now - March 31st
while supplies last!

Visit the gift shop to purchase today!
Purchase DVD
February 2016 Donors
Krista Barrett
Harshi Hettige
Kristi Jalics
Karin Loise Johnson
Sherri Newhouse
Pat Petzinger
Janet Piwowarski
Kathleen Turner
Linda Watson

Thank you for your generous support!
BTS Wish List:

Standing Lecturn

A standing lecturn is needed for the guest book sign in station at Tacy's House.
Preferably an antique style with shelves.
Please email to donate
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!

We're Opening Soon!

BTS Hours:
January - March 2016: Closed for the Season

Beginning April 2, 2016
Open weekly for tours on Saturdays       1 pm - 4 pm
Admission: $5 Adults, $2 Youth 6-16; BTS members and children 5 & under are free

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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