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Brown County Historical Society

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This museum tells the story of old New Ulm! From the Dakota Uprising to Wanda Gag to New Ulm in the... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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`Nationally Recognized, Amazing, incredibly well organized.

I have been many places in this lifetime – but few rival the exceptional quality on display at... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Steven B
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Museum dedicated to telling the stories of the Minnesota people.
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Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This museum tells the story of old New Ulm! From the Dakota Uprising to Wanda Gag to New Ulm in the two World Wars. Small gift and bookstore. Fantastic research library to research your Bohemian ancestors. Don’t miss the historic popcorn wagon out front!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

I have been many places in this lifetime – but few rival the exceptional quality on display at `Brown County. The museum curator is most pleasant to listen to and is quite knowledgeable on items displayed in the exhibits. There is a rather unique WWI...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

Lots of information about WW1, the Dakota war and the influence on New Ulm and surrounding area. Don’t miss the general store on the third floor where you can hear first hand how different residents encounter the Dakota war. An added bonus was the Christmas...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We stopped to learn a little about the local history and were not disappointed. Our favorite was the 3rd floor which focused on the Dakota war. We spent almost 2 hours here, lots of reading involved with this museum.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 607allisons
Reviewed October 9, 2017

To learn about this "History Rich" area. Since a little kid, I have been fascinated by the very History in the area I was born - and now that I am well into middle-age- that feeling has not changed. The Brown County Historical Society does...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Brian N
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum to learn about the area and we were pleasantly surprised at all the information in this one building. First floor was the German settlers that came to the area and how they lived. The second floor was devoted to WW 1 and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

My wife is doing family genealogical research and Darla, at the Brown County Historical Society, was very helpful. She found records pertaining to our ancestors and provided additional background for us. The Society has interesting historical exhibits in their museum, and the staff are friendly.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Bruce H
Reviewed June 17, 2017

This small museum was very nice. You can walk around at your own leisure, no hurry. The outside of the building is gorgeous with lots of history. It is located next to the welcome center which is a must to visit. The lady there was...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank roadtripnuts
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We went to the just opened WWI exhibit and were very impressed. It was well put together and very informative. The US Dakotah war exhibit on the 3rd floor is a must see for anyone interested in the history of the area. It does a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank trudioo
Reviewed February 15, 2017

We wanted to look into our heritage and find more info on our family. Museum is top notch with interactive sections.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Lori F
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