Tuesday, June 18 Cedar River Watershed: Photo History 12 to 1 PM
Come to the Austin Public Library with a lunch to learn about the Cedar River Watershed through photos! CRWD Outreach Coordinator Tim Ruzek will present a slideshow of pictures of the Cedar River dating back to the late 1800s.
Thursday, June 27 Lunchbox History Series: Arthur Finnell 12 to 1 PM
Join us for our next edition of the Lunchbox History Series. The speaker will be historian Arthur Louis Finnell. Finnell will discuss the project he worked on that documented veterans of the War of 1812 that are buried in Minnesota.
Friday, June 28 Riding the Rails 9 to 10:30 AM
This class is designed for children 8 years of age and up. Kathryn MacNally & Don Hofsommer will lead the group as they learn about railroad history and stories. Children will learn about Operation Lifesaver and how the railroad impacted Mower County. Cost is $8 per child. To register, go to the Austin Community Education website or call (507) 460-1700.
Saturday, June 29 GAR Hall Open House 10 AM to 2 PM
1860s Vintage Base Ball Match 6 PM
Sunday, June 30 GAR Hall Open House 12 to 3 PM
Join the Mower County Historical Society at Meadowfest! Visit 1 of 3 remaining GAR Halls in Minnesota or watch an 1860s vintage base ball match in Grand Meadow during its town celebration. For more information on the GAR Hall, visit our Site page. To learn more about 1860s base ball, visit the History Center of Olmsted County Roosters page.
Mower County Historical Society is participating in the Blue Star Museums program!
For the 2nd year in a row, the historical society is a participating museum in the Blue Star Museums program. This allows active military personnel and up to 5 family members to visit the site for free along with over 2,000 other museums across the United States. For more information on the program, visit the Blue Star Museums website.
Research Library Open Year Round
Looking to learn about your family's history? Check out our research library during regular business hours, Tuesday through Friday 10am to 4pm.