Carnegie Library and Art Center – Mankato, Minnesota

Mankato Library.jpgCarnegie Library and Art CenterMankato, Minnesota

Mankato is home to one of the Carnegie Libraries.  Carnegie believed in the right for everyone to have access to information and granted funds to different communities to build their library.  Most of them have some of the same architectural characteristics to put the stamp of Carnegie on them.  The one in Mankato is not an exception to this rule.

The Library also is the Art Center showcasing local and regional artists works which change on a regular basis.  It is the largest visual arts center in Southern Minnesota.  It offers art education courses for the public .

The building was listed on the National Register of HIstoric Places in 1981.

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 1-4 p.m. and Thursday 1-7 p.m.

Location: 120 S. Broad Street, Mankato

Phone: 507.625.2730

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