Batter Up! Baseball in Brown County Digital Exhibit
In light of the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic, the Brown County Museum remains closed until further notice. The Brown County Historical Society remains committed to presenting the history of Brown County, so we have created a new digital exhibit that tells the story of Baseball in Brown County.
Brown County residents have a 150-year long history of baseball. Learn about that history in Batter Up! Baseball in Brown County, the Brown County Museum’s new digital exhibit.
The exhibit includes a history of the game of baseball, a look at the team that played the oldest recorded baseball game in the county, a history of the Western Minnesota Baseball League of the 1940s and 1950s, and a peek at Brown County players who made it to the Major Leagues.
Batter Up! also presents the Black, Latino, and Native American, as well as the women athletes who played the game despite facing racism and exclusion from organized baseball entirely.
The Art of Remembering Videos
The Defense of New Ulm
Sleepy Eye Statue
Milford State Monument
This 360 tour was developed by Daniel Hoisington of Hoisington Preservation Consultants
Welcome to The Brown County Historical Society
U. S. Dakota Commemoration Programming
- U. S. Dakota War Commemoration Program Tours on BCHS Website
For the safety of the Brown County Historical Society staff, volunteers and visitors and to support the effort to contain COVID-19, the Brown County Museum and Kiesling House continue to be closed. During this time, the BCHS is exploring creative ways to provide program opportunities and is offering two programs on its website.
Two popular tours will be offered on the BCHS website as part of the U. S. Dakota War Commemoration Programming. The guided tour of the Pioneer Section of the City Cemetery and the walking tour of downtown New Ulm Dakota War sites provide insight into events related to the U. S. Dakota War of 1862. The speaker series program is cancelled this year.
The public can view both of the tours on the BCHS website at browncountyhistorymn.org. The tours will be available on the site for viewing from Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, September 20.
For more information, call 507-233-2620.