History of the Mower County Historical Society

The Mower County Pioneer and Historical Society was formed on August 8, 1947 following that year’s Mower County Fair. The group came about when, at that year’s fair, the Fair Board honored all farmers of the county that had farmed and paid taxes for 50 years or more. A total of 52 men and women...

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Facility Rental

Looking for a place to hold a small meeting or private party? The Pioneer Building is available year-round and is the perfect space for up to 80 people. Tables and chairs are included with all rentals. We also have winter storage available for that extra car, your boat, or motor home for the winter. Each...

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History of Mower County

Mower County was officially formed on March 1, 1856, with the signature of Governor Willis A. Gorman. It was named Mower after John E. Mower, a territorial legislator. Until this time, Mower County was part of Wabasha County. Hunter Clark made the first settlement in the western part of the county, where Oakwood Cemetery is...

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Staff & Board of Directors

Staff Randal J. Forster Executive Director director@mowercountyhistory.org Jaimie Timm MCHS Curator collections@mowercountyhistory.org Sue Doocy Research & Archives Manager research@mowercountyhistory.org 2024 Board of Directors Jeff Anderson President   Theresa Becker-Ersland Vice President   Holly Johnson Secretary   Diana Witt Treasurer   Gene Anderson Lee Bjorndal     Jim Braaten     Steve Burma     Marsha...

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