New Ulm is known for its rich history, making it a destination for history buffs. WCCO News Talk Radio recently featured New Ulm, and highlighted the history in this area in regards to the US-Dakota War of 1862. New Ulm’s history is closely intertwined with this war; two of the seven battles happened here, within city limits. Out of the original 250 structures in New Ulm that were standing in 1862, 190 were burned down during the war. Some are still standing to this day, states the article. “We need to keep that story alive,” said Kathleen Backer of the Brown County Historical Society. Click here to read the WCCO article: One Tank Trip: New Ulm marks 160th anniversary of Dakota War.
August 2022 marks the 160th Anniversary of this tragic war, and the Brown County Historical Society has numerous programs and events planned, starting August 16th. Click here to learn more about US-Dakota War Commemoration Week.