What We Have

GCHS QuiltGCHS HornsSince its establishment in 1869, Goodhue County Historical Society (GCHS) has been preserving the history of Goodhue County by gathering information, artifacts, and archival materials.  GCHS passively and actively seeks artifacts and archival items that exemplify daily life and special events of the people and communities of Goodhue County.

Over 150,000 artifacts and archival materials are in its collections.  The collections include archaeological, military, business, government, organizational, school, farming, and family items.

GCHS’s collections are held in public trust.  The Board and staff take care to follow professional museum standards in caring for the collections.