Mower County Historical Society in Austin Minnesota

Address and phone number for Mower County Historical Society, a Historical Society, at 6th Avenue Southwest, Austin MN.

Mower County Historical Society
1303 6th Avenue Southwest, Austin, Minnesota, 55912
Tue-Fri 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

About the Mower County Historical Society

The Mower County Historical Society, located in Austin, MN, is a local organization dedicated to studying and preserving the history of Austin. The Historical Society fosters an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on local history. In addition to collecting and preserving historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories, the Historical Society conducts research into local Mower County families and businesses, which they present to the public through exhibits. The Historical Society also provides public historical records.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Austin Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Finding Austin public records
  • Austin historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Austin, MN
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Austin Public Records

The Historical Society collects historical records in Mower County including genealogy records. Many of the records in the Historical Society collection are available to the public. The Historical Society can also connect visitors with Austin museums, historical archives, and other sources of historical records. Contact the Historical Society for information about locating public records or conducting genealogy research in Austin.

Local Austin History

In Austin, the Historical Society specializes in local history. Working with other organizations and institutions, the Historical Center helps preserve local institutions, historic buildings, and historic neighborhoods. It also preserves the history of different groups of people in Austin. In collaboration with Minnesota Historical Societies, the Mower County Historical Society ensures that historic preservation ordinances, historic districts, and preservation guidelines are established and enforced.

Events & Exhibits

The Historical Society offers exhibits and events centered on Austin history. These programs provide historical information about Austin communities, businesses, and history. In addition to visiting the Historical Society to see exhibits, the Mower County Historical Society offers online content, including historical photographs, articles, and materials on local history.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Donations and fundraising make up a significant part of Mower County Historical Society funding. The Historical Society receives support from the Minnesota state government, businesses, and universities, as well as private donations. Fundraisers, such as tours of MN historical sites, sponsored talks, and historical reenactments, help support the Historical Society. Contact the Historical Society for more information about donations and funding.

Volunteering for the Austin Historical Society

The Historical Society relies on volunteers for many events and programs. These volunteers help run educational programs, provide research assistance for visitors using the Historical Society collection, and perform outreach at Austin schools.

Contact the Mower County Historical Society

You may contact the Mower County Historical Society by calling 507-437-6082, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Mower County Historical Society, 1303 6th Avenue Southwest, Austin, Minnesota, 55912.

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