Betsy-Tacy Society

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As a young girl growing up in Mankato, Maud Hart Lovelace dreamed of becoming a writer. She followed her dream and became the author of the universally loved series of Betsy-Tacy books. The Betsy-Tacy Society was established in 1990 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving important local landmarks and keeping these wonderful books in print. We celebrate the spirit of the Betsy-Tacy books and life of Maud Hart Lovelace.
Betsy's and Tacy's houses have been restored to their turn-of-the-century charm and are designated National Literary Landmarks. Betsy's House is a museum, and Tacy's house is an interpretive center and gift shop. 
All events and private tours are postponed until it is safe to allow visitors access to the homes. For more information on open hours, visit our website:
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The first four books in the beloved Betsy-Tacy series (based on the life of author Maud Hart Lovelace), following the childhood of Betsy Ray and her friends in the late 1800s and early1900s in Deep Valley (Mankato), Minnesota. Contains Betsy-Tacy, Betsy-Tacy and Tib, Betsy and Tacy Go Over the Big Hill, and Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown.

Beyond Domestic Science cookbook

Cooking at the Turn of the Century. Created by Colleen O’Neil and Melody Murray; designed and edited by Jennifer Davis-Kay.

Betsy and the Great World and Betsy's Wedding

Betsy Ray, age 21, goes on a grand tour of Europe. As a budding young writer, she is determined to make the most of the experience. But wherever she goes, Betsy can’t help thinking about her sweetheart back home, Joe Willard. When Betsy returns home, Joe is waiting at the dock, ready to propose. Young newlywed Betsy finds it can be a challenge to find balance between her marriage and her burgeoning writing career.

Emily of Deep Valley

This companion book to the Betsy-Tacy series, tells the story of Emily Webster, the gulf between her and her classmates, and her growing interest in local Syrian community in Deep Valley.

Early Candlelight

Adult historical fiction romance by Maud Hart Lovelace, set at Fort Snelling in the 1830s.

Betsy-Tacy Coloring Book

This coloring book offers 19 pages of detailed Betsy-Tacy illustrations to color.

"The Betsy-Tacy illustrations by Lois Lenski and Vera Neville

are used with permission from HarperCollins Publishers.”

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