Brown County Museum to reopen May 11

NEW ULM — The Brown County Museum will reopen on Tuesday, May 11, after being closed to the public for 14 months. All visitors will be required to wear masks and distance.

While the museum was closed, new exhibits were installed and the museum store and reception area were relocated. Merchandise for children was added to the museum store selections.

The second floor exhibits include Brown County Transportation, The 150th Anniversary of the New Ulm Fire Department and artwork by Anton, Flavia and Wanda Gag. The third floor houses the exhibit “Never Shall I Forget: The U.S. – Dakota War of 1862.”

The Research Library on first floor will also reopen. Space will be limited to two researchers at a time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Researchers are required to make an appointment prior to visiting. Time will be limited to two hour blocks to accommodate as many researchers as possible per day. Masks will be required in the Research Library area. Please call 507-233-2619 or Email at research@browncountyhistorymn.org to make an appointment for research time.

Special events such as BCHS Book Club, Lunch and a Bite of History, the One Room School House Program and Dakota War History Week in August are also resuming. Please check out the BCHS website and the local details for more details on special events.

The museum hours are: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 10a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are required for use of the Research Library but are not required to visit the museum.


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