New Brighton Area Historical Society

The objective of the society shall be the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the area in and about New Brighton.

Recent News

  • Little Book library
    The New Brighton Area Historical Society thanks Troop 106 Scout Finn White and Scoutmaster Douglas White for Finn’s Eagle Scout project – a depot replica for a Little Free Library. It was recently installed next to our park bench in front of the New Brighton History Center in Long Lake Park.  Troop 106 is from…
  • NBAHS Annual Meeting
    Wayne Searles presentation of the history of New Brighton from 1940 through today April 25, 2024 for the Annual Meeting of the New Brighton Area Historical Society.

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Vintage Photos of New Brighton

These vintage photos are part of the photography collections of the New Brighton Area Historical Society, which numbers over 4000 photographs. If you are interested in finding information about our photos, please check the download page for a listing.  To obtain copies of photos, please email:

New Brighton Area History Center
New Brighton Area History Center
2024 Board of Directos

NBAHS Board of Directors

NBAHS Mission

To discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area in and about New Brighton, its exploration, settlement, development and activities in peace and war, its progress in population, ethnic groups, wealth, education, arts, science, agriculture, manufacturing, trade, transportation, religion and finance – printed materials such as histories, genealogies, biographies, description, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogues, circulars, handbills, programs and posters; manuscript materials such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts, and other multimedia materials, such as oral and written histories; and museum materials such as pictures, photographs, paintings, portraits, scenes, aboriginal relics, and material objects illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities in the past or the present; and to preserve historic artifacts.

To disseminate historical information to interested persons, groups and institutions and arouse interest in the past by publishing historical materials in the newspapers or otherwise, by holding meetings with addresses, lectures, papers, discussion and tours; by marking historic buildings, sites and trails; and by operating a museum.