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I was here five years ago and thought the exhibits were very old and tired - I returned yesterday and find many of the same items that were there before, but with new presentation materials and settings, thus making for a greatly improved museum experience....More
It is laid out is multiple buildings that are not child friendly. The labels read like a tribute to the donor but tells nothing of the object. There really isn't any exhibits but buildings full of collections that are not cared for to a high...More
The site on the Mower County Fair Grounds houses a collection that is one of the larger collections in Southern Minnesota. It has a railroad collection with a steam engine, passenger car, caboose and other equipment. The site has some of the oldest buildings in...More
Very interesting history for everyone to see. We went during the fair. It was a good time. Doesn't coat anything to get in. You can go from building to building. Read all all the old photos, and old memorabilia.
We toured the Mower County Historical Society on a recent trip to Austin. The tour was informative and they have a lot of interesting historical pieces from the area. The person who took us on the tour happened to be the executive director so he...More
This was a series of very small buildings, all located on the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin. We tried to visit during the county fair, and were stopped from entering for two reasons: 1. The website said this opened at 10:00am. We got there at...More
The historical society is hidden away on the fair grounds. The collections are stored in multiple buildings that are not climate controlled. While there is a lot to see the labels are out of date. The labels read more of a tribute to the person...More
I grew up in Mower County but there is SO much I never knew! Our guide was terrific and just as enthusiastic as we were. My brothers and I had a great time and will likely be back with our families in the future.