The Brown County Museum has reopened with hours Tuesday – Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-3


After being closed for more than a year, the museum is now open with six new exhibits!

Becoming Brown County: The Land And Its People

Becoming Brown County: The Land and its People

Open now is a new permanent exhibit in the Brown County Historical Society’s museum, Becoming Brown County: The Land and its People. The exhibit tells the story of the early history and formation of Brown County during the periods of prehistory, early human habitation, and European settlement.

Specific topics include the geographical formation of the county and how it has affected human settlement, Native American cultures before and after European contact, the fur trade, settlement by Europeans, formation of Brown County, early towns, early industries and businesses, ethnicity and culture of inhabitants, and significant events. The exhibit will include other topics, such as transportation, early education, health care, or recreational activities as space allows. These other sections will be rotated out and replaced with new themes to keep the exhibit fresh.

The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Brown County Museum.

For more information on the new exhibits, see our Current Exhibits page, or come visit the first and second floors of the museum.

The Art of Remembering Videos

The Defense of New Ulm

Sleepy Eye Statue

Milford State Monument

Welcome to The Brown County Historical Society




BCHS Members are FREE
Adults: $7.00
Seniors: $5.00
Students:  $4.00 (5 to 18 years old)
Children: FREE (4 years old and under)


Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 3:00pm

The Research Library is closed noon to 1:00pm Tuesday – Friday



Reservations are required to access the Research Library.

Call 507-233-2619 or Email at to make an appointment.


2 North Broadway,
New Ulm, MN 56073

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