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Newsletter June 2018


BCHS Members are FREE

Adults: $7:00

Seniors: $5:00

Students: $4:00 (5 to 18 years old)

Children: FREE  (4 years old and under)



10:00am to 4:00pm, Tuesday – Friday

10:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday

The Research Library is closed noon to 1:00pm Tuesday – Friday


A designated parking space and wheelchair entrance are located at the back of the museum in the parking lot. There is a wheelchair lift and elevator inside the museum. The back door is kept locked, so please ring the doorbell or call the museum at 507-233-2616.

Brown County Historical Society Chapters

Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society // The Sleepy Eye Area Historical Society operates the Sleepy Eye Depot Museum and is open  May – November. Wednesday – Saturday 10am-4pm. Contact them for exact seasonal opening and closing dates.

Wanda Gag House Association // The Wanda Gag House is a chapter of the Brown County Historical Society and a immensely valuable tourist and educational attraction in its own right. Open May 15th, 2017 – November 2017 (check site for the opening and closing each season). Tours available year-round by appointment 507.359.2632 Saturdays 10 am-4 pm Sundays  11 am-2 pm.

Friends of the Brown County Historical Society + Interesting Links

New Ulm Public Library // We often co-host events with the public library including speakers, author visits, and children’s programming. Open Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 8 pm Friday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm

Springfield Area Historical Society // Springfield Area Historical Society is open during the summer on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and by appointment only January through May.

New Ulm Chamber of Commerce // The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource for information about the city of New Ulm as well as up-and-coming events. They host and plan many major events throughout the year as well as setting up city wide tours for groups.

Sleepy Eye Chamber of Commerce // The Sleepy Eye Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB is the best place to find a member or business in the Sleepy Eye MN area. They also have information on events in the Sleepy Eye area and other attractions.

Springfield Minnesota Chamber of Commerce // For information on Springfield area businesses and events, look no further than the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Family & Friends of the Dakota Uprising // The Family & Friends of the Dakota Uprising site is an informational website based on the events that occurred in Renville County, MN in August of 1862.