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Editor’s Mailbag

BCHS features ‘Art of Remembering, Images of the U. S. Dakota War of 1862’

NEW ULM — The Brown County Historical Society presents the “Art of Remembering, Images of the U. S. Dakota War of 1862.” This three-part series examines artistic forms of interpreting the past. The program can be viewed on the BCHS website.

The three segments include examination of the Chief Sleepy Eye statue, the Milford Monument and the “The Defense of New Ulm” painting. This program was produced for the 2012 commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Dakota War of 1862.

This three-part series is available on the BCHS website, browncountyhistorymn.org. This program was made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Legacy program with a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council.

For more information on the exhibit, please contact the BCHS at 507-233-2620.

Day of Caring cancelled

NEW ULM — The United Way’s Day of Caring, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 24, will be canceled due to weather. The United Way of the Brown County Area is planning to hold a spring Day of Caring event to help with projects. If you were signed up for a team, the United way will contact you with more information when the date is set for spring.

Farmers to Families Food box give away Oct. 30

NEW ULM — USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program will hold a food box giveaway on Friday, Oct. 30, at the Brown County fairgrounds, starting at 1 p.m.

The giveaway is under the local sponsorship of Catholic Charities USA, Diocese of New Ulm, Knights of Columbus, and the Brown County Fairgrounds. The truck will be carrying 1200 boxes, with each 25 lb. box containing dairy products, meats, and fresh produce. The Knights of Columbus will take the lead on this to aide in distribution and logistics. The Brown County Fairground board will be donating the Fairground location as our distribution site.

The food is free of charge, with no questions asked! You only need to show up at the Brown County Fairgrounds on Friday, Oct. 30. Enter the Fairgrounds from the West gate (near Washington School) and proceed toward the grandstand area. The food will be given out until it is gone, starting at 1 p.m.

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