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

    Phone: (507) 437-6082

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MCHS 70th Anniversary

Christmas in the Country - 2017 

Join us for Christmas in the County for our two day event! Friday December 8th from 4-6pm is our annual Christmas Cookie Bake Sale in the Administration building. Saturday December 9th from 11am-3pm is the Main Event. Enjoy homemade chili, children's activities, silent auction, wagon rides, raffle drawing and bolw the 1004 train whistle -TOOT TOOT! Also visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause from the North Pole.

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.

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.