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

  • Photos archive
    This aerial photo is the very first photo listed in the New Brighton Area Historical Society’s data base of 5000 photos. The original photo was donated by Jim Skiba, and numbered #01.01. A restored photo is on display in the New Brighton History Center’s freight room at Long Lake Regional Park. And it is featured…
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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

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.