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February 2018

History Break: The Energy to Make Things Better

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Spend your lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories.  Presented by Ross Lexvold, Manager of Community Relations and Economic Development at Xcel Energy In this presentation, you will learn about one of the local electrical service providers, Xcel Energy, and its roots in the area, the "energy" to make things better through the years, and navigating a new world…

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The Mixed Legacy of Minnesota’s Lincoln Republicans During War & Reconstruction

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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The Goodhue County Historical Society and the City of Red Wing Human Rights Commission present this dynamic presentation featuring William Green. Commemorate Black History with an engaging and thought provoking program on the history of race relations in America. Briefly, in the wake of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, the advancement of African Americans stalled and soon began to erode against the resurgence of Southern white supremacy. The tragedy is that it occurred on the watch of Lincoln Republicans.…

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March 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Opening Weekend of “Native Skywatchers”

March 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Enjoy the opening weekend of the temporary exhibit, Native Skywatchers, now on view at the Goodhue County History Center for the month of March only. Spend the afternoon exploring the exhibit for free and experience the art and creativity of this group of talented individuals. More details to be posted soon! Free admission and activities begin at 12 PM.  This event is made possible through the support of Xcel Energy. 

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Rural Electrification in Goodhue County – Today

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$5

When cities make energy efficiency a priority amazing things can happen. For example, the City of Red Wing utilized renewable-energy grants and incentives to save 17,000 residents at least $1.1 million in future taxes. The city has made significant changes to maintenance and infrastructure including updates to the city hall, auditorium, library and the public works building. These changes have put Red Wing on the path to 100% renewable, sustainable, and resilient energy facilities. Jay McCleary and Rich Huelskamp will…

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Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogy Materials

March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$19

This winter, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education! To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565.  Are you like most genealogists? That is, do you have stacks of papers, files, certificates, census copies, and other items around your home? Do you panic when you have to find something or have to use the dining room table for a meal? Can you find what you need in your computer…

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History Break: Golden Memories

March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Spend your lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories.    Presented by Lois Burnes     Join the Goodhue County Historical Society and Lois Burnes in an exploration of the popular and enduring Little Golden Books series. Little Golden Books is a popular series of children's books which typically features nature and science, Bible stories, nursery rhymes, and fairy…

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A Taste of History: Red Wing’s Beer Brewing Past – and Future (21+)

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$19

This winter, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education! To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565. Enjoy a History Happy Hour at the Red Wing Brewery! Co-owner Scott Kolby will participants through a history of Red Wing's beer industry and lead an engaging discussion which will feature artifacts, photographs, analysis, and of course, beer! Scott will also discuss how his business proudly continues Red Wing's brewing tradition. Participants…

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April 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Down on the Farm

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Goodhue County has strong ties to farming, which we have explored during our Free Family Fun Day "Hop into Spring" and "Celebrate the Harvest." This April, bring your family to the History Center to learn more about the animals down on the farm and enjoy our temporary, outdoor petting zoo. Our friends from The Grange will also return to teach families how to make their own butter, cattle puppet, and crop art mosaic. Our down on the farm story time…

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Celebration of Children

April 19 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Civic Center Park, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
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Children are capable of extraordinary things. There is no happiness gene, no success gene, and no "doer of extraordinary things" gene. The potential for happiness and greatness lies in all of them, and will mean different things to different kids. We can not change what they will face challenges along the way. What we can do is give them the skills so these challenges are never able to break them. We can build their resilience. Building small humans into healthy,…

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A Scientific Day Trip: Energy, Transportation, and Frankenstein – Oh My!

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$39

This winter, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education! To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565.   The Goodhue County Historical Society, in partnership with the Minnesota Transportation Museum and The Bakken, invite the public for a unique tour experience The Bakken in Minneapolis Minnesota. The experience will begin with a self-guided exploration of the temporary exhibit Electrifying Minnesota, at the Goodhue County History Center. Participants will then board a…

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