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Brown County Historical Society provides programs for seniors

Connie Weilage, BCHS Program Coordinator, presents the Fur Trader Trunk Program to seniors at Oak Hills Living Center.

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society expanded programs to reach audiences in Brown County facilities that provide housing, assisted living and other services for seniors. This service is one of several programs offered by the BCHS to take presentations to audiences beyond the walls of the museum.

This service evolved out of an Education Trunk program for “kids” developed two years ago. It was revised to serve senior audiences.

Activities include hands-on, show and tell and dress up opportunities. Also, participants are encouraged to share their stories about the subject being discussed. At a program on Fur Trading, participants at the Adult Day in Sleepy Eye shared stories about their experiences trapping in Brown County including trapping muskrats and fox.

Presentations are scheduled for facilities in Springfield, Sleepy Eye and New Ulm. Programs offered include Fur Trade, Pioneers, Native American, Buffalo and Hats Tell Stories. To schedule a program or for more information about this program, contact Connie Weilage, BCHS Program Coordinator at 507-233-2620 or at education@browncountyhistorymn.org.

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