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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Dakota War commemoration events scheduled in Brown County

  • The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) is spearheading a number of events to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of Aug. 18. The Brown County Historical Society Museum and Annex is located at 2 N Broadway in New Ulm.
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  • The Brown County Historical Society (BCHS) is spearheading a number of events to commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the U.S.-Dakota War the week of Aug. 18. The Brown County Historical Society Museum and Annex is located at 2 N Broadway in New Ulm.
     
    Luxury van tours of the historic Milford and Leavenworth Rescue areas in rural Brown County will be narrated by local historians. Tours will depart from the BCHS. Reservations are required; call 507-233-2620 for tickets.
     
    • Thursday, Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the tour begins with Dakota War exhibit on the third floor of the BCHS Museum. Van departs at 11 a.m. for extended tour in Milford, Sigel and Stark Townships. Lunch is provided at Carl’s Corner in Essig.
    • Friday, Aug. 22 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Milford, Sigel and Stark Townships.
    • Saturday, Aug. 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Milford.
    • Saturday, Aug. 23, 12-2 p.m. Leavenworth Rescue.
    • The BCHS and New Ulm Public Library will be host to the Lunch and a Bite of History speaker series Aug. 18-22 at the BCHS Annex. All programs begin at 12 p.m. Seating is first come, first served; attendees are welcome to bring their lunch. This free series is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
    • Monday, Aug. 18-Sandee Geshick, Women in Dakota Society.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 19-Dan Munson, the Kochendorfer Family.
    • Wednesday, Aug. 20-Darryl Sannes, Battle of Acton.
    • Thursday, Aug. 21- Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann, Jacob Nix.
    • Friday, Aug. 22-Jan Klein and Joyce Kloncz; “What Happened to the Settlers in Renville County? The Aftermath of the U.S.-Dakota War.”
    On Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at New Ulm Library (17 N Broadway), Michael Eckers will discuss his book “The Boys of Wasioja.” CASTLE Lifelong Learning, the New Ulm Battery, and the BCHS are partners. This free event is made possible by a grant provided by the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative and was funded in part with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
     
    On Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m., children preschool age and up are invited to the BCHS Annex for “Bringing Books to Life: Surviving the War of 1862” presented by Lori Pickell-Stangel of the McLeod County Historical Society. This free program will focus on the experiences of Dakota War survivor Nancy McClure Faribault.
     
    Walking tours of downtown New Ulm are scheduled Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. leaving from the BCHS. Reservations are required; call 507-233-2620.
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    On Sunday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m., there will be a free guided walking tour of the Pioneer Section of the New Ulm City Cemetery. Meet at the Maintenance building.

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