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

    Phone: (507) 437-6082

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MCHS 70th Anniversary

MCHS Buildings are Open for Tours!

Beginning Tuesday, May 2, MCHS is once again open for tours.  Approx 10 of the 17 buildings will are open for tours this year.  Tour fees are $5 per person, $3 for seniors, and MCHS members and children are free!  See the "Tours" tab above for more information. 

The research library is open year-round for research Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm (some exceptions apply).  Research Library is closed all major holidays and the week of the Mower County Fair in August.  See "Office Closures" on the "Events" page above.  Call 437-6082 with any questions.

Meadowfest 2017:  June 24 and 25

GAR Hall Exhibit in Grand MeadowGrand Meadow's annual celebration will take place the last weekend in June.  The historical society's site in Grand Meadow - the GAR Hall - will be open on Saturday, June 24 from 10am-2pm and on Sunday, June 25 from 12pm-3pm.   This will also be the GRAND OPENING of the new exhibit in the GAR Hall! 


Lunchbox History Series

The Lunchbox History Series runs the 4th Thursday of every month at noon, April-October.2016-2017 Ag Sponsors

History Happy Hour

Our partnership with the Hormel Historic Home and the Austin Public Library continues with History Happy Hour at the Hormel Historic Home at 5:30pm on the second Monday of each month.

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 each day.