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August 2017

Bluffs & Brews: Canoeing the Vermillion River

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Red Wing Environmental Learning Center, 442 Guernsey Lane
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Bluffs & Brews is a collaborative program between the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center and the Goodhue County Historical Society that began in 2015. First, the group explores a local history topic through an engaging presentation and Q & A session. Immediately after, the group explores the outdoors, specifically a local area that represents the historical topic discussed. Following the outdoor adventure, the group convenes at a local restaurant to reflect on the experience, and for an opportunity to win door…

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September 2017

Free Family Fun Day: Train Day!

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Check out Free Family Fun Day at the Goodhue County History Center! From 12-4 PM on Sunday, September 3, visit the museum and meet the Gandy Dancers Model Railroad Club.  The Club will have multiple train layouts available for visitors to explore. More information will be posted as available. Free admission and activities begin at 12 PM.  This event is made possible through the support of Xcel Energy. 

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Walk into Local History: Discover the Jordan Creek

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
City Hall, W 4th St
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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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 firsthand.  Tours will depart from City Hall in Red Wing and end at Levee Park. Contact the Goodhue County Historical Society (651-388-6024)…

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$5

Book Talk: Everybody’s Heard About the Bird by Rick Shefchik

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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  Learn about the behind-the-scenes, up-close-and personal account of how a handful of Minnesota bands erupted out of a small Midwest market and made it big. Rick will discuss his book Everybody's Heard About the Bird. Author Bio: Rick Shefchik is a Duluth, Minnesota native and graduate of Dartmouth College who spent 30 years in journalism, mostly at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, before leaving in 2006 to become a novelist and freelance writer. He has written four novels and five…

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$25

History Cruise: The Shoreline from Lake City to Old Frontenac

September 17 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Pearl of the Lake, 100 Central Point Rd.
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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Go on a History Cruise with the Goodhue County Historical Society aboard the Pearl of the Lake!  Travel the waters of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River while learning about local history. Have you heard of Central Point, Rest Island, or Old Frontenac?  Each location has a unique history and connects broadly to the story of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.  Central Point is well known for being the location where the Sea Wing capsized but do you know the…

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$14

The Architecture of Red Wing Houses

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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This fall, 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 651.385.4546 or visit their online registration site.        Carrie Becker, local architectural historian will lead a detailed overview of the architectural styles of the houses of Red Wing, from the 1850s to the 1950s. Learn how to identify the styles and details visible on Red Wing's historic homes, from the simplest vernacular and…

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History Break: Barn Bluff – History of Community Conservation

September 20 @ 12:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Mix up your lunch routine and bring your brown bag lunch to the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program. We encourage you to eat your lunch as your learn about local history at this History Break program. Red Wing Park Naturalists Erin Aadelen and Anna Sills invite you to learn why Barn Bluff is considered an essential component of Red Wing. Who helped to save landmark from destructive quarrying? What steps are being taken today to…

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$5

Poems on the Legacy of the Civil War

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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"Battle of Chickamauga Hero" courtesy of www.history.com     Christopher Kempf, Anderson Center Artist Resident, will read from a new collection of poems, Graceland, a manuscript which explores how aestheticized public spectacles—the Indianapolis 500, Graceland, Hoover Dam, the Pledge of Allegiance—contribute to the production of nationalist identity. Revolving, in large part, around his time living in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the collection uses the legacy of the Civil War as a means by which to think through, from…

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$15

Historic Home Tour

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Tour some of Red Wing’s historic homes! If you’ve always wondered what it looks like     inside some of those beautiful older homes in Red Wing’s historic neighborhoods, mark   September 24 on your calendar. The Goodhue County Historical Society will host a Sunday afternoon tour, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We have four homes lined up. Participating homeowners include: Steve and Melissa Sorman 457 W. Seventh St. Winston Kaehler 905 W. Third St. Dennis and Kathy Zolendek 1020 W. Third…

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$24

Exploring your Home’s History

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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This fall, 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 651.385.4546 or visit their online registration site. Register today, space is limited to 15 participants! This class will take place at the Goodhue County History Center.  Restoring your Red Wing home and curious about what historic details remain? Curious about who lived within the walls now occupied by your family? Join local architectural historian…

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