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‘Never Shall I Forget’ opens at BCHS Museum

August 21, 2012
The Journal

'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.

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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.

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