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

2022 U. S. – Dakota War Commemoration Events

All Brown County Historical Society programs with fees require advance registration and payment. To make reservations, call us at 507-233-2621, or download the registration form linked here and return it with payment to the Brown County Museum at 2 N. Broadway Street, New Ulm, MN 57063.


For more information on the events, see our Dakota War Commemoration Page here.

The Katie Gropper Walking Tour on Saturday, August 20, has been cancelled.

Becoming Brown County: The Land and its People

Open now is a new permanent exhibit in the Brown County Historical Society’s museum, Becoming Brown County: The Land and its People. The exhibit tells the story of the early history and formation of Brown County during the periods of prehistory, early human habitation, and European settlement.

The exhibit is located on the first floor of the Brown County Museum.

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Summer Day Camp Offered

The Brown County Historical Society is offering a Summer Day Camp.  The camp includes 11 weekly camps available beginning on June 6 through August 19. Each week will have a themed program with related activities.

The purpose of the Summer Day Camp is to provide an alternative for children that attend school and are looking for options during the summer.  The BCHS believes it can help address the day care shortage by providing an alternative to day care with a summer camp.

The camp participants will engage in activities, excursions, recreation and crafts. Participants will experience outings, outdoor activities, games, crafts, heritage chores and special guest stars.
The age for participants is children who have completed kindergarten through the fifth grade. The program will have space for 22 participants. Consideration will be given to extending the camp option for an additional week through August 25 if the there is demand for it.

Pre-registration is required. Download the registration forms linked here, complete them and return with payment to BCHS, 2 North Broadway, New Ulm, MN 56073. Children must have completed K through 5th grades to participate in the one-day program. For more information: call 507-233-2621 or email education@browncountyhistorymn.org

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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

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Popcorn Wagon 2021 Calendar

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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 […]