Betsy-Tacy Society News | February 2016
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A Special Valentines Greeting
from the Betsy-Tacy Society 
A Valentines Visit with Betsy & Tacy

If you are young, or just young-at-heart, drop in for a visit with Betsy and Tacy and make your own valentines to take home or give to a loved one. Refreshments will be served. This event is suitable for ages 4 – 100!

$5 per person or $3 BTS members
Space is limited and reservations are requested.

Call 507-345-9777 or email 
BTS Fundraiser Book Sale
A discounted book sale is now available online. Choose from a list of over 100 book titles, adult and children's books, fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and soft cover. Many books are new and some are autographed. Prices range from 50 cents to $8.00. All proceeds from the book sale will directly benefit BTS! Quantities are limited so please order soon. 

View Book List and order today! Books and CD's are arranged alphabetically by author. 
As books sell, we'll post an updated list on our website

Email your questions or order to 
Deep Valley Homecoming
June 24 - 27, 2016
Register Today!
You are invited to a celebration of Maud Hart Lovelace
and the Betsy-Tacy books!

More schedule details will be announced as plans are finalized, but here's a sample of daily events planned so far. 
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, 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 Up and Down Broadway play by 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.
We promise fun and surprises each day!
Hotel Information
We strongly encourage booking a hotel room early for your visit to Deep Valley. 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 

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

Betsy-Tacy Coloring Book

Includes 19 pages of
Betsy-Tacy illustrations to color.

Check out the coloring demonstration on YouTube.

Visit the gift shop to purchase today!
Purchase Coloring Book
January 2016 Donors
Kathleen Baxter
Kathryn Hanson
Christine Ho
Susan Kavulich
Janet Piwowarski
Anne Rickert
Rich Robinson
Linda Rouzer
Lisa Schmidt
Andrea Schwartz
Kathy Stollenwerk
Carol Welsch
Thank you for your generous contribution to the Betsy-Tacy Society!
BTS Wish List

A standing lectern is needed for the guest book sign in station at Tacy's House.
Preferably an antique style with shelves.

Please contact BTS via email to donate an item.
 Save the Date for DVH 2016! 

Deep Valley Homecoming 
June 24 - 27, 2016
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!
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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