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April 2018

Saluting the Civil War – Minnesota’s Role

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Wing High School, 2451 Eagle Ridge Drive
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$15

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. Minnesota, barely three years old at the time of the Civil War, was the first state to respond to President Abraham Lincoln's request for volunteer regiments. Find out how important Minnesota's role was to the Union cause. Doug Ohman has journeyed across our state finding graves and remembering those who served in…

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May 2018

Celebration of Children

May 3 @ 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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Volunteer Open House

May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Saturday, May 5, 1 – 3 PM The Goodhue County Historical Society could not do the work we do without the generous and tireless support of our volunteer community. We are recruiting volunteer to inspire visitors of all ages to make meaningful and personal connections to history through research, programs, and more! Please join us to learn about the volunteer opportunities at the Goodhue County Historical Society at our Volunteer Open House, to be held Saturday, May 5 from 1:00…

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Free Family Fun Day: Wild Things

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Image Courtesy of The Raptor Center Goodhue County has an interesting history which intertwines with the natural environment. Citizens in the county often see the Mississippi River, beautiful bluffs, and even eagles! The Goodhue County Historical Society would like to celebrate this sense of place during a wild things themed Free Family Fun Day just as the weather starts to warm up again!      Bring your whole family to the History Center to learn about the beautiful environment that…

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Walk into Local History: Churches of Red Wing

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$10

Saturday, May 12 10 AM and 1 PM   The Goodhue County Historical Society presents a new tour, Walk into Local History: Churches of Red Wing which explores the many churches located near down town Red Wing. This program is the first of 2018’s Walk into Local History program series. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and tickets must be purchased through the Goodhue County Historical Society prior to May 12. Religion played a major role in the lives of…

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History Break: The Minnesota Genealogy Center: Creating a Foundation to Grow Your Roots

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Wednesday, May 16 Featuring Linda Westrom, President of the Minnesota Genealogical Society   The Minnesota Genealogy Center is located at 1385 Mendota Heights Road, Suite 100, in Mendota Heights, MN. The new location is home to the Minnesota Genealogical Society, plus several Interest Groups, Branches and Affiliates representing many ethnic heritages. Finding our “roots” has become an important part of our culture and the MGC wants to encourage and assist in that journey.

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History Cruise: The Grand Excursion

May 20 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pearl of the Lake, 100 Central Point Rd.
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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$25

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June 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Musical Memories

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Sunday, June 3, 12 – 4 PM Start your summer out on the right beat. This June, the Goodhue County Historical Society will explore the county’s ties to music. You and your family can embark on a quest throughout the museum to find all the artifacts and stories with ties to music. After you explore the exhibits, create your own instrument using everyday objects with ArtReach, then use your instrument in a song you create with the Universal Music Center!…

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Stanton Airfield Tour

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stanton Airfield, 1235 Highway 19
Stanton, MN 55018 United States
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$10

Wednesday, June 13 1 PM   Meet the Goodhue County Historical Society at the Stanton Airfield for a guided tour of this site, which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its role in World War II Flight Training (1942 – 1944). Participants will learn about flight training, how the airfield earned its rightful place on the National Register of Historic Places, and view a few airplanes. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the…

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Walk into Local History: Discover the Jordan Creek

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$10

Saturday, June 16 10 AM and 1 PM   Did you know a river used to bisect downtown Red Wing? Or that the same river continues to flow beneath the town? This guided walking tour leads participants along the historic route of the Jordan Creek, with a collection of anecdotes and historical photographs. The group will journey to the basement of a downtown business to see the Jordan first hand. Tours will depart from City Hall in Red Wing and…

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