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"Come Home to Bechyn!"

Czech Heritage Festival


Sponsored by St. Mary's Preservation Association of Bechyn

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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 »

 Mollie B and Ted Lange presented a fantastic live concert!

    Watch, dance,

have fun... repeat!

 We always gratefully accept donations to St. Mary's Preservation Fund to help continue our efforts of

preserving the

Church of St. Mary's of Bechyn!


St. Mary's Preservation Association, is      a 501c3 non-profit organization and proud to sponsor the annual

Czech Heritage Festival

in Bechyn, Minnesota!


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


Vitame Vas!


ONLINE Festival held on August 9!

You can watch it again or for the first time

right here on our

YouTube Link! 





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Come Home to Bechyn!






Donate by U.S. Mail 

      St. Mary's Preservation           Association of Bechyn                    P.O. Box 101               

          Olivia, MN 56277

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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


You can find us here..    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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St. Mary's Preservation Association of Bechyn

We are a 501c3 non-profit organization




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