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The Brown County Historical Society invites the public to a luncheon and a bite of history on Thursday, October 27. Featured speakers Terry Sveine and Tom Schmitz will present, “History of the New Ulm Park and Recreation System: Part 1 (1848-1927)”. The presentation will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Community Center Cafetorium, 600 North German St., New Ulm.

Aspects of Part 1 include: post-1848 revolutions in Europe leading to emigration to the United States; founding of New Ulm in 1854; The turners arrive and dominate “A healthy mind in a healthy body” as an athletics guide; a civic expectation of athletics as part of a quality of life; embellish New Ulm with vast parks; instituting parks in the projected growth of the city; Turner exhibitions and gatherings, popularity of gymnastics; organization of civic sports, shooting clubs, bowling, baseball, ice skating, other sports; private parks, Turner Hall, tourist park in Hermann Park, Cicelian Park (near CHS), Jr. Pioneer Park; the first P&R department. in 1927, Fred Johnson’s role as first director, organizing P&R into operations/city government, advising P&R and its mission/guidelines.

One must reserve. To make a reservation or for more information, email: [email protected] or call 507-233-2621. Free entry.



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