NEW?ULM - The Menzel Village Christmas Display opened to the public last week at the museum of the Brown County Historical Society. The collection originally belonged to Louise (Fritsche) and Walter Menzel, a New Ulm couple who started collecting pieces for the display in 1937. As the village grew, neighborhood children received invitations to see the increasingly elaborate display.
Staff photo by Josh Moniz
The Menzel Village, which is on display at the Brown County Historical Society Museum in New Ulm through December, features more than 1,000 pieces.