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

    Phone: (507) 437-6082

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MCHS 70th Anniversary

October Events at the Mower County Historical Society

Summer might be over, but we still have plenty of things to see and do at MCHS! 

Saturday, October 7, 11am-2pm:  MCHS Open House at the Mower County Fairgrounds.  This is your last chance to tour MCHS in 2017 and all admission fees are waived!

Monday, October 9, 5:30pm (Presentation at 6pm) is History Happy Hour at the Hormel Historic Home.  MCHS Curator Jaimie Timm will present on the history of Oakwood Cemetery.  The event is free to members of MCHS, HHH, and the Friends of the Library. 

Friday, October 13, 9am-4pm & Saturday, October 14, 9am-2pm:  Vintage Holiday & Antique Sale at MCHS.  Stop by the Pioneer Building and find the perfect treasure to complete your holiday display or give as a gift (to a friend or yourself!). 

*All items were donated specifically for this fundraiser.  MCHS is not selling artifacts from its collection.


Sunday, October 22 at 1:30pm & 4pm:  Oakwood Cemetery Tour led by MCHS Curator Jaimie Timm.  For the first time ever, join MCHS and the Hormel Historic Home for a walking tour around Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.  Tickets are $8 for members of MCHS and HHH ($10 for non-members).  There are 15 spots available for each 1 hour tour.  Call HHH at 433-4243 to register.



The 2017 Tour Season is Over.

Thank You to everyone who came to visit us this year!  It is always our pleasure to share Mower County history with our guests.  Due to the nature of our site with multiple buildings and the lack of heat in most of the buildings as well, we are unable to offer tours during the winter months.  Tour season in 2018 will begin on Tuesday, May 1. 

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.

Lunchbox History Series

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

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.