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U. S. Dakota War commemoration week programs can be viewed on BCHS website

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society U.S. Dakota War Week Commemorative Programs are available on the web. For who missed attending the live programs or want to view them again, the 2021 U.S. Dakota War Commemoration Programs are available on the BCHS website. The programs include two guest speakers, the walking tour of downtown New Ulm Dakota War sites and a guided tour of the Pioneer Section of the City Cemetery. The speakers include Corinne Marz presenting “Aaron Meyer: His Family and Neighbors Escape From Lake Shetek,” and “Alexander Ramsey’s Words of War” and Terry Sveine presenting “What Happened to the Animals: Re-examining New Ulm During the U. S. Dakota War.” Marz is a historian, researcher, author, consultant and small business owner. Sveine, a local historian and author, is a graduate of Mankato State University with a degree in history and geography. He currently serves as the mayor of New Ulm.

The tours include the walking tour of U.S. Dakota War sites in downtown New Ulm led by BCHS volunteer Terry Sveine and the tour of the Pioneer Section of the New Ulm City Cemetery led by BCHS Research Librarian Darla Gebhard.

These programs can be viewed on the BCHS website at browncountyhistorymn,org. For more information call 507-233-2621 or email education@browncountyhistorymn.org.

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