Special Events

Come check out our 2021-2022 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                       

Save the DATES for next year:  

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Crooners of the 1950's w/ Gary Schindler

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - History of the Paramount Theatre w/ Jim Burroughs

Thursday, July 28, 2022 - It Happened in Mower County w/ Dean Ulland

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - Episcopal Bishop H. B. Whipple, Advocate for the Dakota & Ojibwe w/ Venerable Conon Ben Schott

Thursday,  September 22, 2022 - 75th Anniversary of the Mower County Historical Society w/ Randal J. Forster & Jaimie TImm, MCHS Staff



August 9-14, 2022

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Mower County Fair in 2022. Most MCHS Buildings will be open daily during the fair from Noon-8pm Tuesday-Saturday and 1pm-5pm on Sunday during the fair.

2021 Ag Building Sponsors -Northern County Co-Op, Mower County Dairy Association, Witt Fabrication, Absolute Energy, Mower County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company, Freeborn Mower Electric Cooperative, Shady Lane Farms, Boe Brothers Tiling, Klouse Concrete Construction, Darrell Ingvaldson Insurance, Mower County Corn & Soybean Producers, Pioneer Seed, Central Farm Services, SEMA Equipement, Luckason Tractor Repair,Lewis Family Farm, R&S Grain System, Tucker Tiling Company, Wagner Construction, Albert Lea Seed House

                                                                                                                   See Y'all at the FAIR year in 2022




Fall Harvest Celebration

Bake Sale, Horse & Mule Drawn Wagon Rides AND Model T Car Rides, Pumpkin Wagon, Lunch Stand, and more!

 Fun for the whole family!



Friday | December 9, 2022                             

Christmas in the County PRE-ORDER BAKE SALE

PICK-UP your Bake Sale items from the PIonner Building between 3-5pm.


Our Pre-Order Deadline was November 18, 2021

More information coming soon!





Saturday | December 10, 2022

Christmas in the County MAIN EVENT

Join us for an old fashioned Christmas at the Historical Society from 11am-4pm.

Pionner Building- Silent Auction & Lunch Stand Administration Building- Bake Sale                          General Store/Fair Building- Kids Activy Kits    Outdoor Event- Horse Drawn Waon Rides

Raffle Drawing inthe Pionner Building at 3pm

Silent Auction FINAL BIDS at 3:30p







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