'Never Shall I Forget,' a new exhibit at the Brown County Historical Society Museum premiered Monday evening. The exhibit presents a multi-faceted view of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and coincides with the 150th anniversary of the conflict. It permits visitors to learn about the war and places the events in a larger historical context.
(Above) New Ulm Mayor Bob Beussman, left, watches an interactive system that allows viewers to see a large screen with the faces of a thousand people who lived through or died in the conflict while historian Dan Hoisington, the exhibit's project director, explains the system. By merely touching a pad on the screen, viewers can read the personal stories of the faces, which include Dakota as well as settlers.
The exhibit also features artifacts from the time period, a wagon from the Leavenworth rescue attempt and a recreation of the Erd basement where settler women and children hid during the attacks on New Ulm.
The exhibit, which is located on the third floor, opens to the public today at 10 a.m. There is an admission fee of $3. A open house runs from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the museum.
The BCHS Museum is located at corner of Center and Broadway in New Ulm.