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

    Phone: (507) 437-6082

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MCHS 70th Anniversary

Join MCHS at the Mower County Fair!

Volunteers needed for 2017 Fair The Mower County Fair is August 8-13, 2017.  MCHS    buildings will be open from 10am-8pm on Tuesday, Aug. 8-Thursday, Aug. 10; from 1pm-8pm on Friday, Aug. 11 & Saturday, Aug. 12; and from 1pm-5pm on Sunday, Aug. 13.  We still have many volunteer spots available.  Please call 507-437-6082 or email to volunteer!



Now Hiring:  MCHS Executive Director

The Mower County Historical Society is hiring a new Executive Director!  If you have a passion for local history (especially southern Minnesota), strong organizational and communication skills, and want a chance to be part of the Mower County community, consider joining MCHS.  See the job posting under the "Get Involved" tab or click here.

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.

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.