It is not a ‘who’ but a ‘WHAT’. The Brown County Jail was built in 1903 and during October there were several events around that piece of history.

Brown County Museum of History Board of Directors is thankful that the County Commissioners had the foresight to save the old jail and not destroy such a majestic looking piece of Brown County history.

On Oct. 7, 2013, the Board entertained and gave appreciation certificates to law enforcement officers across the county. There was a tour of the old jail so these young officers could see just how the sheriffs back in the early 1900s had to deal with the bad guys. Most sheriffs lived in the jail in the beginning, too.

The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, with an admission of only $2. This is a great place to bring the grandkids to see how it was back in Billy The Kid’s day on the frontier. Call for a special tour (325) 641-1926.