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

    Phone: (507) 437-6082

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MCHS 70th Anniversary

Fall Harvest Celebration is just around the Corner!MCHS Fall Harvest Celebration Septemberr 23, 2017

 The Mower County Historical Society's annual Fall Harvest Celebration will be held Saturday, September 23 from 11am to 3pm.  There will be lots of free activities for the whole family - butter churching, antique car rides, rope making, and a scavenger hunt.  A pulled pork sandwich with sides and hot dogs will be available for purchase.  Don't forget to stop by the bake sale to pick up some fall goodies before you leave!


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.

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.