Tacy’s house is used as a museum, gift shop, and work space for the Betsy-Tacy Society. I was impressed with the quality of artifacts on display.
Pictures of real-life people that Betsy’s “Crowd” was based on.
The real-life alter egos of Tacy, Betsy and Tib, back in Mankato (Deep Valley) in 1961.
This was perhaps my favorite period item on display. I kind of want to read Lady Audley’s Secret. Oh wait, we have the internet. I totally can.
That was one nice-looking house. Too bad it’s gone.
Lovelace’s typewriter. Such a pretty blue thing.
Betsy and Tacy went to Spain in 1968. (This is amusing if you know that Betsy, Tacy and Tib wrote a letter to the King of Spain, who they were in love with.)
In one of the high school books, the girls in the crowd form a sorority they call the Octo-Deltas. Here is Lovelace’s Octo-Delta pin.
Pictures of Tacy’s family.
Pictures of Tib’s family.
The gift shop offered a variety of wondrous things, and I spent a goodly bit of money. My favorite acquisition was the Betsy-Tacy songbook, which collects the songs mentioned in the Betsy-Tacy books and includes a write-up and sheet music for all of them.