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 Exhibit:

The Rise and Fall of Brown County’s Flour Industry

Now open is a new exhibit that tells the story of how Brown County helped feed the world with grain and flour, beginning with the first grain mills in the county in the 1850s and ending with the closure of the Eagle Roller Mill in the 1980s. Brown County millers worked to provide a valuable service to farmers near and far.

Summer Guest Curator:

Lauren LaVon

Lauren LaVon is a multimedia artist in New Ulm, who focuses on photography, vector illustration and rotoscope animations. Lauren also incorporates watercolor and oil painting media in her artworks. This Guest Curator display highlights Lauren’s photography and vector illustrations.

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.