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"Come Home to Bechyn!"

Czech Heritage Festival


Sponsored by St. Mary's Preservation Association of Bechyn

2020 Summer



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 on our contact page.



Dating back to the 1870's, St. Mary's and henryville township played an important role in Renville County history.  The 520 page book spans three centuries of church, family and henryville township history.

Click here to learn more  about The Church of St. Mary history book »

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Mollie B and Ted Lange will be giving a live concert via Facebook.  They will be taking requests, and we will have cameo guests throughout the event.       It will be a fun musical evening    raising money for

 St. Mary's Preservation Fund.

Email us for more information!

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.


Click here to learn more about our annual Czech Heritage Festival »


Vitame Vas!


Czech Festival


August 9, 2020

7:00 p.m. (CDT)

on our Facebook Page

Just click on this link... 



Everyone can watch - even if you do not have a Facebook account!




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Come Home to Bechyn!






In the past few years, the Preservation Committee has undertaken three   large projects.


2017 -Shingled the Church Roof


2018 - Extensive tiling project around the church 


2020 - New furnaces for the church building.


If you would like to help our Preservation efforts by sending your donation in the mail...  

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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 56283

This publication is a great resource for those researching their family tree.


Click here to learn more about St. Mary's Cemetery Guide »

       St. Mary's       Historical and Cemetery Genealogy Publications


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"A loving word is better than a sweet kolache" ...Czech Proverb

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"Wish You Were Here"

2020 Virtual

Czech Festival Tshirt

Order yours today!

a tshirt

Click here to order your tshirt. 

  This will bring you to Rambow Inc, you will need to type CHF in the Store Code.  You will have an option of having tshirts mailed to you, or save postage costs  by indicating you would like to  pick them up from one of committee members from Eden Prairie, Redwood Falls or Renville, Minnesota.   

Tshirts are available in both unisex    or women sizes. Price $20 for s-xl;          2xl, 3xl and 4xl are a few           dollars extra.

Tshirts are made of a soft ringspun cotton poly blend.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING our 2020 Fundraiser!

T-Shirts are available to purchase NOW thru Sunday, August 23, 2020