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 an expansive historical display of Brown County's Century Farms on the first floor. 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", 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 and is one of the larges research centers in the state. The Bookstore 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!