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

Fundraising Goal Reached!

Holiday Open House

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In conjunction with the New Ulm Parade of Lights, the Brown County Historical Society is hosting a Holiday Open House on Friday, November 25th, from 10:00am to 8:00pm at its museum at 2 North Broadway. Admission is free.

Enjoy music, apple cider, and holiday treats from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The museum will feature a display of holiday vintage treasures. Enjoy holiday treats and music while you warm up and enjoy the display. This year, the exhibit will feature vintage holiday decorations and gifts given to children and adults from Brown County’s not-so-distant past. Visitors may recognize these vintage treasures from their own childhoods, including vintage dolls, a dollhouse, stuffed animals and a toy farm set. A Christmas village made by Frances Junke Ackerson will also be on display.

The holiday exhibit will be on display through December 2022 on the second floor of the Brown County Historical Society’s museum. For more information, please contact the BCHS at 507-233-2622.

Exhibit Update

Never Shall I Forget – A New Look At Brown County and the U.S.-Dakota War

The newly updated exhibit, Never Shall I Forget summarizes the events of the U. S. – Dakota War that began in August, 1862. The exhibit opened in 2012, and was updated in August 2022 for the 160th anniversary of the war. The exhibit explores the causes, events, and effects of the war shaped Minnesota’s history.

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.

July 29, 2021

2021 U.S.-Dakota War Commemoration Week

U. S. – Dakota War Commemoration Week Programs The Brown County Historical Society invites the public to participate in the 2021 U.S. Dakota War Commemoration Programs […]
June 17, 2021

Popcorn Wagon 2021 Calendar

The BCHS Popcorn Wagon Returns for the 2021 Season. Put the dates on your calendars and treat yourselves to the delicious popcorn from this vintage popcorn […]
May 28, 2021

Becoming Brown County

The Brown County Historical Society is proud to announce the launch of a new permanent exhibit Becoming Brown County: The Land and its People! The exhibit […]