The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) will hold its 91st Annual Meeting on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Best Western Convention Center in New Ulm, MN. The night will begin with socializing at 6:00pm, followed by a dessert buffet (with a fresh fruit option) at 6:30pm. The business meeting will begin at 7:00pm and the program will follow immediately after the business meeting.
This year, due to COVID-19, the annual meeting event will NOT include a dinner. This change was made to reduce the length of time of the event and reduce exposure to serving staff. Instead, a Dessert Buffet (with a fresh fruit option) is being offered.
BCHS Executive Director, Kathleen Backer, will present “Brown County History Memorialized: The BCHS Historic Marker Program”. The BCHS has a long standing marker program starting with the erection of the Brown County Territorial Marker on the Courthouse lawn in 1949 to its most recent marker dedicated in 2019 for the village of Dotson. The marker program reflects the BCHS commitment to reach out to all areas of the county and recognize the historical landmarks, people and events that reflect the rich history of Brown County. The markers also promote tourism in Brown County and create fact-finding excursions that encourage tourists to explore the history of the area.
Markers keep history alive; often locating sites that no longer exist. They serve as sentinels beckoning the passerby to stop and learn about a particular site. These historic markers are available 365 days a year as a learning tool for anyone interested in Brown County history.
The BCHS has erected over 25 markers in Brown County. In some cases, markers were erected in cooperation with other historic groups or benefactors. These joint projects help the BCHS create a bond with other organizations and support the BCHS commitment to disseminate the history of Brown County.
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