Upcoming Events at the Brown County Historical Society




BCHS Members are FREE
Adults: $7.00
Seniors: $5.00 (65+)
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



Reservations are required to access the Research Library.

Call 507-233-2619 or Email at research@browncountyhistorymn.org to make an appointment.

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


2 North Broadway,
New Ulm, MN 56073

The BCHS presents TELL ME MORE – Notable Women of Brown County

The Brown County Historical Society invites the public to attend “Tell Me More – Notable Women of Brown County” on Thursday, March 30th at the New Ulm Best Western Plus. Dinner is at 6 pm and the program begins at 7 pm. Come dressed in 1940s-1960s attire and qualify for a door prize drawing.

Cameo appearances will include actors portraying: Doris Aufderheide, longtime news personality on KNUJ radio. Doris will share delicious recipes and also bites of the latest news. Barbara Dorn, correspondent on KLGR radio and announcer for Springfield local television will spread the news from that area. Arline Schmiesing, author and newspaper columnist for the Hanska Herald will share her knowledge of Hanska history and current events. Elizabeth Scobie will be on hand from Sleepy Eye to alert you to all of the news from this active community. Elizabeth had a long career as a journalist for the Sleepy Eye Herald and the New Ulm Journal. Returning to share bits of gossip and introduce the above women will be the notable Rosa Penning Schnobrich, founder of Schnobrichs Meat Market in New Ulm.

This program is made possible with support from the Marjorie F. Gislason speaker series, sponsored by Dan and Nancy Gislason.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce and at the Brown County Museum until Friday, March 24. For more information, call the BCHS at 507-233-2621 or email education@browncountyhistorymn.org.

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New Exhibit

Now open is What’s New? a new exhibit at the Museum

What’s New? displays recent additions to the BCHS collections and includes a variety of different types of historic artifacts from the people of Brown County.


Recent Presentations

BCHS recently hosted 3 students from Martin Luther College for Bits and Bites of History: Snapshots of New Ulm. Below is the recording of their presentations.

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

Did you miss a Brown County Historical Society program and want to watch it?

Check out recordings of our past programs here on the Program Recordings page.

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