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

June 8, Dual Exhibit Opening and Lunch and a Bite of History

On June 8, the Brown County Historical Society is holding an exhibit opening and a Lunch and a Bite of History. Learn about the history of the New Ulm Turnverein in Gut Heil! New Ulm as a Turner Town, presented by Daniel Hoisington from noon to 1 pm. Pre-registration is required as seating is limited! Then tour the exhibit of the same name in the museum. The exhibit is sponsored by the New Ulm Turnverein.

Also opening is Bridge of Friendship, Ulm and New Ulm, an exhibit featuring artifacts donated to New Ulm by the City of Ulm Germany.

The museum is offering free admission for the exhibit opening from 10 am – 6 pm.

One Room Schoolhouse

The Brown County Historical Society is offering a living history camp for children grades K – 5. This is a one-day event held from 9:00am – 1:30pm on Tuesday June 20 or Thursday June 22 at the school house on the Brown County Fairgrounds. Cost of the program is $25.00 per student. Class size is limited.

Participants will spend the day going back in time to a one-room country school house in Brown County during the late 1800s. They will experience writing, music, games, reading, arithmetic lessons, chores and the love of learning that made the one-room school house a unique part of our heritage. Students are encouraged to wear clothes of the 19th century. This could be long skirts, aprons, bonnets, bib overalls or knickers. Each child should bring a cold lunch, possibly in a basket or pail.

Pre-registration is required. All registration forms must be returned along with the $25.00 fee to the museum by Friday, June 16, 2023.  Registration forms are available at the museum at 2 North Broadway, New Ulm. For more information or to have the registration form emailed to you, please contact us at 507-233-2621 or by email at education@browncountyhistorymn.org

This program is made possible in part with support from the New Ulm Park and Recreation Department.

One Room School Flyer

New Exhibit

Now open is What’s New? a new exhibit at the Museum

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

Below is the video recording from our “Tell Me More” women’s history event, a sequel to 2022’s “Do Tell.”

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.

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