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November 2017

Book Talk in Pine Island: Patriot Hearts

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pine Island Area History Center, 314 N. Main St.
Pine Island, MN 55963 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I pride and prejudice that divided people across Minnesota, particularly the counties of Goodhue, Jackson, and Martin, on November 28. Patriot Hearts: World War I Pride and Prejudice in a Minnesota County was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Pine Island Area History Center beginning at 6 pm. Minnesota’s turbulent World War I years produced bloody conflict abroad and divisive…

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Book Talk in Superior: With Love to All

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 E. 2nd St.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on November 30. With Love to All: The World War I Letters and Photographs of Two Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs and…

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December 2017

Free Family Fun Day: Christmas at the Museum

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 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 12-3 PM on Saturday, December 2, visit the museum for our Christmas themed afternoon featuring crafts and activities. The Goodhue County Historical Society invites families throughout the county to celebrate Christmas at the History Center. Families will participate in festive activities which will inform visitors about the origins of Christmas traditions. Your family can create tomte ornaments, decorate gingerbread men, meet Santa, and listen to Christmas music from…

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Christmas with the Gundersons

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$25

Join the Goodhue County Historical Society for a festive trip to the Gunderson House in Kenyon, MN. Learn about the Gunderson family, Christmas traditions rooted in the family's Norwegian heritage, and enjoy holiday food and activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the Gunderson House, participate in a Norwegian Christmas workshop to create something you can take home with you, and enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around Kenyon. The Goodhue County Historical Society will provide transportation from the Goodhue…

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Book Talk in Kenyon: With Love to All

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kenyon City Hall, 709 2nd St.
Kenyon, MN 55946 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on December 5. With Love to All: The World War I Letters and Photographs of Two Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Kenyon Public Library beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs and letters by the…

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Book Talk in Zumbrota: Patriot Hearts

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zumbrota Public Library, 100 West Ave.
Zumbrota, MN 55992 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I pride and prejudice that divided people across Minnesota, particularly the counties of Goodhue, Jackson, and Martin, on December 11. Patriot Hearts: World War I Pride and Prejudice in a Minnesota County was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Zumbrota Public Library beginning at 6 pm. Minnesota’s turbulent World War I years produced bloody conflict abroad and divisive ethnic and…

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Book Talk in Lake City: With Love to All

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake City Public Library, 201 S. High St.
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on December 19. With Love to All: The World War I Letters and Photographs of Two Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Lake City Public Library beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs and letters by…

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History Break: Christmas Traditions

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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. All programs begin at noon.    Join historian Jayne Becker for a look at holiday seasons of the past, featuring local newspaper accounts, letters, and journals of 19th century Minnesotans. Learn about the ways Minnesota families celebrated Christmas around the state and discover how Christmas and New year celebrations changed…

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January 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Goodhue County History Center INSIDE OUT

January 6, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Your family is invited to learn more about what goes on inside the Goodhue County History Center by flipping it inside out. Throughout the day, you can learn more about our collections, the exhibits, and how we preserve and share memories.  On Saturday, January 6 from 12 PM - 3 PM, attendees will participate in activities which will invite them to get a glimpse of the inner workings of the History Center, learn how collections may arrive at the museum…

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History Break: T.B. Sheldon’s Railroad Town: An Exploration of Goodhue & the Railroad

January 17, 2018 @ 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. All programs begin at noon. Goodhue Area Historical Society board members will facilitate a discussion centered on the history of Goodhue and the Duluth, Red Wing, and Southern Railroad Company. Listen to engaging stories about the railroad and early Goodhue life. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories related…

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