Give at Home MN is a statewide week (May 1-8) celebrating GIVING, GRATITUDE and UNITY! We’ve been inspired by how communities are coming together during these historic times and we invite you to join us as we celebrate community unity.


This moment in time is challenging, uncertain and historic. And through it all, BECHS continues to inspire, engage and connect. It’s an important time in our lives, which means it’s critical that we capture these moments for future generations. But we cannot do this alone. Together Let’s Keep Making History.


Here are some ways to participate:

  • Shop local, buy a gift card, support local businesses – the the heartbeat of our communities
  • Join BECHS’s new “Share Your COVID-19 Story” Project (
    • Share your personal story, take photos of around your community or make a mask to be preserved in BECHS’ archives.
  • Donate to the BECHS Operating Fund at or mail a check to BECHS, 424 Warren Street, Mankato, MN 56001


The Future of History is in Your Hands
It takes at least $300,000 per year for BECHS to be the safekeepers of local history. This temporary closing and the postponement of our spring fundraiser, A Night at the Speakeasy, has impacted our ability to sustain operations and protect our collection. It will take $34,850 to close the March-May funding gap BECHS is currently facing. Your support is essential during this time of uncertainty. If you are in a position to do so, please invest in history with a contribution to BECHS. Your donation has an immediate, positive impact for us.


Watch our Facebook page all week for our special celebration of gratitude for our community!


For more information, please contact BECHS at [email protected] or visit our website at