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

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New Exhibits

3 Seasonal exhibits now open!

This year we have three new exhibits open in our 2nd floor exhibit galleries.

Gut Heil! New Ulm as a Turner Town describes the history of the New Ulm Turnverein.

Bridge of Friendship, Ulm and New Ulm showcases artifacts donated to the City of New Ulm by its sister city, Ulm, Germany.

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.


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

Recent Video Recordings

The first 2024 Lunch and a Bite of History presentation was: The Great Storm: Minnesota’s Victims in the Blizzard of January 7, 1873  by Guest Speaker Carolyn. On January 7-9, 1873, Minnesota residents experienced a violent blizzard when dozens of people died primarily on the State’s flat, tree-less prairies. Minnesota native, Carolyn Mankell Sowinski takes the reader back 150 years and tells the stories of these victims using primary documents and secondary sources with special emphasis on Brown County.

Here is the recording from our May 9, 2024 event “Homes Built as Strong as Time.” Explore the ins and outs of five historic homes within Brown County with Lisa Besemer. Learn not just what made the homes unique, but also learn about the owners who designed and purchased the homes. This program was made possible with support from Lisa Besemer and Mary Henle, Agents of New Ulm Real Estate.

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.