Special Events

Come check out our 2019 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.



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                       

Proudly sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System Austin- Albert Lea

2019 Dates: 

April 25 - "Austin's own Pulitzer Prize Winner- Richard Eberhart"

May 23 - "Our Water Story - History of he Cedar River Watershed"

 June 27- "The Square Deal- Austin's FIRST Supermarket!"

July 25 - "Lincoln's Funerral Procession -Washington D.C. to Springfield"

August 22 - "Women at the Very Heart of the Great War"

September 26 - PENDING

October 24 - "History of Anderson Memorials"


Join MCHS and the Mower County Ag Society as we celebrate Mower County’s Fair.  Activities will take place all over the historical society grounds.  Come see the Antique Tractor Show as well! MCHS Buildings will be open during fair week Tuesday-Saturday from 12 Noon-8pm, and from 1pm-5pm on Sunday.

See Y'all at the FAIR!



Spend an afternoon at MCHS and witness a harvest celebration that is enjoyed by all!  Watch volunteer demonstrations, enjoy live musical entertainment, and great activities for the kids.  Shop the Annual Bake and Produce Sale. Food Stand available. Fun for theWhole Family!




Want to buy your baked goodies before everyone else? Come shop the selection in the Administration Building the day before the Christmas in the County event begins.



Bring out the family for a fun filled afternoon and evening! Join us for a sleigh ride, holiday crafts, silent auction, homemade chili, lights display, and of course, Santa! You can purchase more baked goods until it runs out and even blow the whistle on the 1004 locomotive. Christmas in the County at MCHS is always a crowd pleaser!







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