Bechyn Czech Folk Dancers
Our Bechyn Czech Folk Dance group was formed in 1994 and performs each year at the Czech Heritage Festival. Our dance group now includes second generation dancers! Members range in age from 3 years old thru adult (even grandparents!). We strive to perform authentic Czech/Slovak folk dances, and also have choreographed original folk dances. In 2013, we debuted our new kroj (folk dress) which is fashioned after kroj from the Valassko region, Moravia, Czech Republic.
Our weekly practices start in June. If you are interested in joining our dance group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roof Shingling Fundraiser
Each year, on the second Sunday of August, family and friends travel to Bechyn, a 137 year old bohemian settlement, to celebrate their Czech heritage. However, you don't have to be Czech to enjoy this one of a kind celebration - just a little bohemian in spirit!
Amid the back drop of farm fields and our lovely church building, enjoy live music and and ethnic foods featuring jitrnice, sauerkraut, and homemade kolache and knedliky. And of course, there will be pivo (beer)!
St. Mary's Preservation Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is proud to sponsor the annual Czech Festival. Proceeds are used for the care and preservation of our 100 year old church building and grounds.
(Bechyn is located 10 miles north of Redwood Falls, Minnesota)
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Places of Interest in Renville and Redwood Counties
Renville County Genealogy, Renville Public Library
Renville County Historical Society and Museum, Morton, Minnesota
Renville County Park System
Birch Coolee Battlefield, Morton, Minnesota
Redwood County Genealogy, Redwood City Library
Redwood County Historical Society and Museum, Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Alexander Ramsey Park, Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Gilfillan Estate, Morgan, Minnesota
Minnesota River Valley Scenic Byway
Czech Heritage Festival
August 13, 2017
St. Mary's Preservation Association has started a fundraising effort for the purpose of replacing the shingles on the roof of our 100 year old church. The current shingles have stood up against our Minnesota winters for nearly forty-five years, and it is now time to start fundraising for St. Mary church building's future.
Where is Bechyn?
(We've heard that question before!)
Bechyn is located
13 miles south of Olivia or
10 miles north of Redwood Falls, Minnesota
Church of St. Mary - 30278-735th Street, Redwood Falls, Minnesota
St. Mary's Historical and Cemetery Genealogy Publications
"A loving word is better than a sweet kolache" ...Czech Proverb