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