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Henderson in Sibley County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center

 
 
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center Marker
Inscription. Welcome to the Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center.

In this restored 1879 Sibley County Courthouse is a Center dedicated to telling the many stories of the Minnesota River valley from the South Dakota hills to Fort Snelling, and of the people who, for thousands of years, have called the valley home.

Explore ...all of these stories while you get to know about the amazing career of the original and multitalented Joseph R. Brown, founder of Henderson.

A place where you will learn about the valley's earliest inhabitants and Dakota life... find out how steamboats transformed life in the valley and a steam wagon attempted to cross the roadless prairies... and trace the development of 19th century frontier settlements.

Take the walkway at your right to the entry in the lower level.

An elevator will take you to the second floor, where exhibits will introduce you to the 46-county river basin through which the Minnesota River flows, its places and people.

Research and reading materials are in the library on the first floor.
 
Location. 44° 31.717′ N, 93° 54.521′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Minnesota, in Sibley County. Marker is on North 6th Street north of Main Street (Minnesota Highway
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center Marker
(foreground)
19), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located northeast of the Henderson City Hall / Community Building, the former 1879 Sibley County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 Main Street, Henderson MN 56044, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A place of big plans and broken dreams... (here, next to this marker); Meet Joseph R. Brown (here, next to this marker); John Other Day (within shouting distance of this marker); August F. Poehler House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Jude's Episcopal Church Congregation (about 500 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); The U.S.–Dakota War of 1862 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Exiled from Their Homeland (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Henderson.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph R. Brown Heritage Society. (Submitted on March 3, 2014.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, May 5, 2014
3. Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center
Henderson City Hall / Community Building
City Hall  Former Sibley County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
4. City Hall Former Sibley County Courthouse
Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center
(2nd floor via back entrance)
Plaque by Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
5. Plaque by Front Entrance
This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
Fountain and Former Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
6. Fountain and Former Courthouse
Fountain image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
7. Fountain
W. R. C. 1915
(Woman's Relief Corps)
Bust of Joseph R. Brown image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
8. Bust of Joseph R. Brown
Joseph Renshaw Brown
1805-1870
Pioneer, Statesman, Soldier
- Founder of Henderson -
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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