The history of the people

The Brown County Historical Society Museum has received another national recognitiion. Last week the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announced BCHS will receive the Award of Merit for its “Loyalty and Dissent: Brown County and WWI” exhibit. In 2012, the Museum received another Award of Merit from AASLH for its exhibit on the 150th anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War.

We know New Ulm draws people who come to experience our Germanic heritage and architecture, but it’s really the history of the people that makes New Ulm unique. No other town in Minnesota went through during the U.S.-Dakota War, and no other town was subjected to the kind of scrutiny by state agencies looking for seditious sentiments during World War I. It makes a compelling story for history buffs and tourists.

New Ulm is fortunate to have the Brown County Historical Society which is so dedicated to preserving that history and telling the story.