Special Events

Come check out our 2021 special events and fundraisers!  Click on the event titles to see informational flyers and registration information.  All special events are free unless otherwise noted in the description.


12 Noon-1pm

Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Pioneer Building for our very popular Lunchbox History Series. Each month will feature a different presentation of some interesting historical subjects, brought by some excellent speakers. Bring your lunch and bring a friend! 

This is a FREE Event                       

2021 Dates: 

May 27, 2021 ~ History of the Austin Symphony Orchestra  Presented by Sue Radloff & Sue Grove

June 24, 2021 ~ We Must All Be Ready to Sacrifice Author Talk with Dean Ulland

July 22, 2021 ~ TBA

August 26, 2021 ~ TBA

September 23, 2021 ~ Songs from your Hit Parade during WWII Presented by Gary Schindler

Please check back for speakers and topics.


Save the Dates - August 10-15, 2021

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Mower County Fair in 2021. Most MCHS Buildings will be open daily during the fair from Noon-8pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1pm-5pm on Sunday during the fair.

Since the fair was cancelled in 2020 we created a special ""Virtual Tractor Show" that can be viewed below.

 2020 Virtual Tractor Show

2020 Ag Building Sponsors -Northern County Co-Op, Mower County Dairy Association, Witt Fabrication, Absolute Energy, Mower County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, Freeborn/Mower Co-Op Services, Boe Brothers Tiling, Klouse Concrete Construction, Darrell Ingvaldson Insurance, Mower County Corn & Soybean Producers, Pioneer Seed, Lewis Family Farm, Tucker Tiling Company, Wagner Construction  

                                                                                                                   See Y'all at the FAIR year in 2021


Specaial Traveling Exhibit during the 2021 Fair in the Pioneer Building  to Celebrate the 19th Amendment                      A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota



Save the Date!

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Friday | December 10, 2020                                

Save the Date!

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Saturday | December 12, 2020

Save the Date!

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11:00am-2:00pm Bake Sale Pick-up times

Most of our tradtional activities have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19.

2020 Raffle Drawing @2:00pm

LIVE on our facebook page Facebook@MowerCoHistory

Once again, Virginia Bissen has made a beautiful quilt for the grand prize. To purchase raffle ticket, please contact the MCHS office or any Board Member. Lots of other fabulous prizes too!








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