Mower County Historical Society
    1303 6th Ave. SW
    Austin, MN 55912

    Phone: (507) 437-6082



Donate Now


Subscribe to our newsletter

Welcome to the Mower County Historical Society!

Upcoming Events

MCHS Open for Saturday Tours - July 23, 2016

On Saturday, July 23 the Mower County Historical Society will be open for tours, 11am - 2pm.  The first tour starts at 11am, the second tour will start around 12:30pm.  Reservations are appreciated, but not necessary.  Don't miss your chance for a tour with MCHS Curator, Jaimie Timm!  Regular tour rates apply.  Reservations appreciated at 437-6082.

Adult $5
Senior (60 & up) $3
Students (17 & under) FREE
Member FREE (only those listed on membership)

The 2016 Mower County Fair

The 2016 Mower County Fair is right around the corner! The Fair runs August 9-14.  Most historical society buildings will be open from 1pm-8pm (Sunday: 1pm-5pm).  Be sure to see some of our new exhibits and visit the annual Antique Tractor Show held in the Ag Building.  We also need an army of volunteers to help during Fair Week, let us know if you’d like to help!

Lunchbox History Series

The 2016 Lunchbox History Series will start in April and run through October.  The event is held the 4th Thursday of every month at noon.  Bring a lunch and enjoy a lecture or presentation about various local history topics in our Pioneer Building.  Check our Facebook Page and Newsletter for more information!

July 28

August 25

September 22

October 27

History Happy Hour at the Hormel Historic Home

We are also continuing in our sponsorship of the History Happy Hour at the Hormel Historic Home.  Join us at 6 pm (social time starts at 5:30) the second Monday of each month.  Event is free to members of MCHS, the HHH, and the Friends of the Library.  $5 cover charge for all non-members.  Free snacks and a cash bar is available during the presentation.

MCHS Research Library

This is also a great time of the year to do some historical research, and our research library and archives are open from 10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday-Friday.  Our staff is always happy to assist researchers, but please call ahead to ensure a staff member will be available to assist you.

Note: The Research Library will be closed during Fair Week, August 9-12.