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Brown County Historical Society

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Address: New Ulm, MN
Phone Number: +1 888-727-8386
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10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
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Museum dedicated to telling the stories of the Minnesota people.

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Lots of local historical items.

Check out all three floors. Local historical items on the first floor. Early drawings by Wanda Gag and German items on the second floor. The treasures are on the third floor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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New Ulm, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Check out all three floors. Local historical items on the first floor. Early drawings by Wanda Gag and German items on the second floor. The treasures are on the third floor for a historical view of the Dakota Conflict.

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Madison, South Dakota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Has lots of very local history, The trees around here don't have a lot of branches!!! Some really cool history about immigration from Germany and Germanic countries and how they settled here in the United States.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Absolutely worth the stop. Take the time to check out all of the displays. If your a history nut this is what it is all about.

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New Ulm, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The Brown County Historical Museum was the last stop on our day long school field trip. They divided the groups by age and the volunteers successfully guided us using age appropriate tours. The video on the attack of New Ulm in 1862 was informative, but also kept the students' interest. Our older students will gladly return for more time when... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A very charming man named Willard gave us a wonderful overview of the building and its contents. He pointed out highlights, who to use all of the equipment. He was even able to tell us places to eat when we told him they type of small town places we like. It was a great little Museum , $5.00 for adults-... More 

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Courtland, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

One of my favorite places for researching anything and anywhere in Brown County, as well as a couple of places in Nicollet County that have history tied to New Ulm such as Fort Ridgely and Courtland. I have done much research and their files on the families of Brown County are wonderful and many of them have pictures of the... More 

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New Ulm, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

nice place to learn the history of new ulm and the area very interesting nice and clean very help full staff need to go if you visit new ulm

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Thank you for visiting the Museum, we are glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks also for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate it! More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

The Dakota/settler war exhibit was so good we went back the next day to absorb more. Really deepened our understanding and appreciation of the area's history and the challenges of all the people trying to survive there. Brought New Ulm to life for us. Also in a beautiful building (old post office).

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The history building itself is so interesting. The exhibits are arranged in a nice flow. I learned a few facts. i would go back again.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

The third floor exhibit about the Dakota Native American and Minnesota War was very detailed. There are many artifacts to see. The audio/visual presentations were excellent.

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