Joseph R. Brown
The Joseph R. Brown Heritage Society
is a nonprofit membership organization devoted to securing
the ongoing research, financial resources and continuing volunteer
effort to operate the Joseph R. Brown Research Library and
the Joseph R. Brown Minnesota River Center in the historic
courthouse in Henderson, Minnesota.
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So Who Was Joseph R. Brown?
what must a person do to merit a museum with his name on
it! Well! Joe Brown spent fifty years in Minnesota as a vigorous
entrepreneur, unabashed booster and major public figure.
His name is forever linked with the towns he founded, Henderson
and Browns Valley, and with Brown County, which is named