Note: Students should verify schedules and admission fees with the respective host, as the information posted here may not be up to date.


Constitution Day Presentation

Bethany Lutheran College, each September 17 (or a nearby date in years that September 17 falls on a weekend).

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Blue Earth County Historical Society


415 Cherry St. (go down Main Street, turn left on Cherry), Mankato, MN 56001 345–5566

Hours: Heritage Center, Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday


The Ottesen Museum (ELS)


4 Browns Ct., Mankato, MN 56001

Weekdays, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Directions from the Bethany campus: Walk down Browns Ct. from Gullixson Hall, and you’ll find the museum building on your left, just before you reach the seminary.

Admission is free, and the museum is generally open on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:30 p.m to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment Those traveling from a long distance may wish to schedule a visit with Director of Programming Becky DeGarmeaux. Call 507-344-7421 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Mahkato Wacipi (annual Mankato pow wow festival)

Land of the Memories Park, Mankato, MN

Generally, the Pow Wow meets the third weekend of September, with Grand Entries scheduled at 7 p.m. on Friday, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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Treaty Site History Center and Traverse des Sioux


Hwy. 169, just north of St. Peter, MN 507-934-2160

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10–4 p.m.; Sunday, 1–4 p.m.


Historic Fort Snelling


Hwy. 5 and Hwy 55 St. Paul, MN 612–726–1171

Fall Hours: Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Sun. Noon–5 p.m.

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