Brown County Historical Society

A nonprofit organization

19 donors

71% complete

$2,000 Goal

Putting a face on Brown County History for future generations to see and enjoy!

Built in 1910 as the New Ulm Post Office, this brick, German Renaissance style building is on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the city's most architecturally distinct structures. Exhibits include "Becoming Brown County" on the first floor, which covers the formation and settlement of the county. The second floor contains exhibits that rotate throughout the year, usually showcasing items from our extensive collection. The third floor houses the award winning exhibit, "Never Shall I Forget: A New Look at Brown County and the U. S.-Dakota War," which tells the story of Brown County and the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. The Research Library features files on over 5,000 Brown County families. The museum store carries a wide variety of books on city, county and state history, some of which we have published ourselves. This fascinating site is much more than just a beautiful building.

Through everyday operations, donations and grants we are able to continually care for our lovely and historic building, create new and technologically up-to-date content, events for all and children's programming, use new technologies to share old stories, install exhibits and care for our collection. 

We hope you can join us in our mission! Visit our website to see more about what we do! Thank you!


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Brown County Historical Society

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Arts & Culture Education Community


NEW ULM, MN 56073



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