Betsy-Tacy Society News | November 2015
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Nancy Koester presents Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Special Guest Author Nancy Koester will speak about Harriet Beecher Stowe's anti-slavery novel,  Uncle Tom's Cabin, a best seller that influenced the nation. In an age when women could not vote, Stowe's 1852 novel changed history.

What kind of person could write such a book? What moved this Yankee woman to challenge slavery? Why was the book so powerful? Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe, the most famous American Woman of the 19th centruy.

Betsy-Tacy fans will want to re-read the chapter in Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown entitled “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. Also of interest to fans is that Nancy Koester is a descendant of a “fictional” character in Maud’s books. This will be revealed in her talk.

Nancy Koester presents Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author of Uncle Tom's Cabin
Saturday, November 7, 2015

2:00 pm
Blue Earth County History Center
424 Warren Street, Mankato
This Betsy-Tacy Society sponsored program is free and open to the public. An author autograph session will follow the program and books will be for sale. Free will donations will be accepted. Attendees are welcome to visit the Betsy-Tacy houses following the program.

For more information call 507-345-9777 or 507-345-5566 or email
2015 Holiday Expo at the Madison East Center, Mankato 

Great holiday gifts from Tacy's Gift Shop will be available at the the Holiday Expo this year! Don't miss your chance to purchase the new limited edition Tacy House ornament.
Check out our booth during the Holiday Expo Saturday November 15th at the Madison East Center in Mankato 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Can't make it to the Expo? Check out our online gift shop to order your gifts in time for Christmas! Shop now to ensure timely delivery.
A Victorian Christmas at Betsy's House

Save the date for a traditional Victorian Christmas this holiday season! 

Saturdays, December 5th & 12th , 2015
2 - 6  P.M.
Betsy-Tacy Houses
332 & 333 Center Street in Mankato
$5.00 Adults, $2.00 ages 6-16, Free for members and children under 5

For more information call 507-345-9777 or email
Maud Sings Maud

With only 30 days to go we've already met our goal to produce Maud Sings Maud: A Musical Betsy-Tacy Companion! All additional funds will allow for extra features on the CD and a release concert during Deep Valley Homecoming next June.

Thank you for your generosity and excitement with this project. We will keep you posted when the final product is available!
Learn more and pledge at Kickstarter
Betsy-Tacy Society is Looking for Volunteers   
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in celebrating the spirit of the Betsy-Tacy books and sharing the life of Maud Hart Lovelace!
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Tour guides and Shop staff (Fridays & Saturdays)
  • Maintenance & Cleaning
  • Programs & Special events
  • Data Entry
Please call 507-345-9777 or email Meghan to get involved today!
In this Issue:
Featured Shop Item

Tacy's House Ornament 

Featuring Maud Hart Lovelace's best friend from childhood, Frances "Bick" Kenney and her childhood home - Tacy's House.

October Donations
  • Colleen Canavan - Endowment Fund, In honor of Maurice Crowley & Jeffrey Hennen
  • Dawn Grage
  • Eunice Sassenberg
  • Southern California BTS Chapter
October Visitors
New Mexico

Thank you for traveling to see us! We hope you enjoyed your visit to Deep Valley!

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! Thanks for your support!

Holiday Hours

Nov 28: Closed for Thanksgiving

Dec 5 & 12: Open 2 - 6 pm

Dec 19: Open 1 - 4 pm

Dec 26: Closed

Jan - March 2016: Closed for the Season

Open weekly for tours on Saturdays 1 pm - 4 pm
Admission: $5 Adults, $2 Youth 6-16; children 5 & under 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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