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April 2017

Free Family Fun Day: Hop into Spring

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Bring the whole family to the History Center for Free Family Fun Day! From 12-3 PM on Saturday, April 1,visitors of all ages will enjoy an afternoon that will put you in the mood for spring! Join us at 1 and 2 PM for a reading of The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter herself! Lois Burnes, member of the Friends of the Red Wing Public Library, will host this story time adventure as Beatrix Potter, the author of the…

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History Break: History of the Church of St. Rose of Lima

April 19 @ 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 for our History Break programs. Jill Palof from the Friends of St. Rose will present on the history of the Church of St. Rose of Lima in Cherry Grove township.

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May 2017

Free Family Fun Day: Happy Birthday Minnesota!

May 7 @ 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, May 7, visit the History Center to celebrate Minnesota's 159th birthday. On May 11, 1858 the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" entered the Union as the 32nd state. Join the Goodhue County Historical Society in celebration of the state and to honor a few of the things that makes Minnesota so great! The Sons of Norway will demonstrate how to make delicious lefse, a traditional…

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Walk into Local History: Discover the Lutheran Ladies Seminary

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Explore the former grounds of the Lutheran Ladies Seminary, a center of music, culture, and higher education in Red Wing until burning down in 1920. The program includes a 60-minute presentation at the History Center followed by a 60-90 minute walking tour of the former Seminary grounds. The program is led by Seminary expert Chaplain Todd Walsh. Participants will begin and end the program at the History Center.  Contact the Goodhue County Historical Society (651-388-6024) to purchase your tickets today or via…

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History Break: The Rochester State Hospital

May 17 @ 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 for our History Break programs. Minnesota State College Southeast's Chris Stout will discuss the history behind the Rochester State Hospital.  More details will be posted as available.  

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Save Your Stones: Tombstone Preservation and Hands-on Workshop

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Learn how to Preserve and Restore Tombstones! Jarrod Roll, founder of Save Your Stones and a local history professional, will lead a full day workshop on tombstone preservation and restoration. Participants will receive their own preservation kit (a$25 value), and lunch is included in the program cost. The program consists of a presentation at the History Center, followed by a hands-on workshop at Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing. Cemetery professionals, genealogy enthusiasts, and local history buffs won't want to miss this…

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June 2017

Free Family Fun Day: Back to the Sixties!

June 4 @ 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, June 4, visit the museum to go back to the Sixties with crafts, demonstrations, and activities.  This event is held in conjunction with the History Center hosting Coming of Age:  The 1968 Generation, a traveling exhibit from the Minnesota Historical Society. 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: Exploring Old Frontenac

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wakondiota Park, 28952 Van Blarcum Ave.
Frontenac, MN 55026 United States
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“Waconia.” “Western Landing.” “Frontenac.” Different people have used different names for the location that rests on the banks of Lake Pepin, but its beauty and tranquility have attracted people for generations. Native Americans inhabited the land for hundreds of years before the French established a Fort near modern-day Frontenac, and years after the French left, the Garrard Family would shape (and name) Frontenac during the latter half of the 19th century. The Garrard Family, led by Israel Garrard, built stunning homes…

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Bluffs & Brews – Hike Frontenac State Park

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frontenac State Park, 29223 County 28 Blvd.
Frontenac, MN 55026 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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Bluffs & Brews: Hike Frontenac State Park

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Frontenac State Park, 29223 County 28 Blvd.
Frontenac, MN 55026 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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