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October 2018

The Whos, Whats, and Whys of Red Wing: Interactive History Seminars, 1849 to Present

October 9 @ 6:30 pm - November 20 @ 8:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$15.00

This seminar series will take place on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at the Goodhue County History Center. To register for this seminar series, call Red Wing Community Education at 651-385-4565 or visit their online registration site.  The Goodhue County Historical Society, and Red Wing native and historian Frederick Johnson, will present a series of six 90-minute seminars (45 minutes of lecture and 45 minute discussion) focused on Red Wing history from territorial days to present. Johnson will explore the…

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November 2018

Women at the Very Heart of the Great War

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

Ames Sheldon will discuss many of the roles American women who went to serve in France played there in support of the Great War. In addition, she will discuss the primary sources she used in the process of doing research on the war, and she will read from some first-hand accounts. She will also talk about her award-winning novel Eleanor's Wars which tells the story of a woman who drove an ambulance during the Great War and the impact of her…

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Give to the Max Day

November 15
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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The French Voyageur and Minnesota’s Fur Trade

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zumbrota Public Library, 100 West Ave.
Zumbrota, MN 55992 United States
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Free

The Zumbrota Public Library and Goodhue County Historical Society are privileged to present a special lyceum entitled The French Voyageur and Minnesota’s Fur Trade. The presenter is Mr. Arn Kind, a teacher of 40 years, who will come in regalia of a French Voyageur, and teach us about Minnesota’s first business: the Fur Trade. The French Voyageurs were among the first Europeans to explore and make maps of what would become Minnesota. Mr. Kind uses hands-on living history experiences where…

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History Story Time: Balloons Over Broadway

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

Foot Room of Red Wing Public Library Pre-registration Required See Details Below Enjoy a read aloud of "Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade," by Melissa Sweet. Followed by a discussion focused on the history of Red Wing's Holiday Stroll. Families are encouraged to bring in photographs, objects, and stories related to Holiday Stroll to share during the history discussion. The program will end with a puppet art project! This program is free and open…

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History Break: The British Fur Trade in Minnesota

November 28 @ 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.    Learn about the British Fur Trade in the upper Midwest. This presentation will be a general overview of the trade and will draw on the specific example of  North West Company's Snake River Fur Post, a reconstruction near Pine City, MN.  Patrick is a graduate of Northland College where he learned French Canadian voyageur songs and…

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December 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Christmas in the County

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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  Visit the Goodhue County History Center for our Christmas themed afternoon which is sure to entertain all members of your family. You are invited to participate in festive activities and learn about Christmas traditions for several of the cultures that have made Goodhue County what it is today. Your family can visit with Santa. Bring a toy to donate, the Goodhue County History Center will be a Toys for Tots drop site!  At 1 PM, enjoy story time featuring…

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Snowshoes and the Fur Trade Through Art & Exploration, Ages 5 – Adult

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Example of finished artwork Join the Goodhue County Historical Society and artist, Richard Spiller, for a multi-generational art workshop. A child and an adult registered together will work collectively to compose watercolor art out of snowshoe frames and line work. Together you will examine the snowshoe as a frame for art generated by using lines that lead to shapes, energized by watercolor. You'll also learn about transportation during the fur trade and explore the temporary exhibit Fur Trade in Minnesota during a…

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History Break: Christmastime in Sweden

December 19 @ 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 to enjoy while they soak up stories. December's History Break program is from the American Swedish Institute.  Enjoy this traveling trunk show from the American Swedish Institute. Jul (Christmas) is the most important time of year for many Swedes, filled with special smorgåsbord foods, Santa Lucia celebrations, and a visit from tomte, Sweden’s version of…

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History Story Time: A Fine Dessert

December 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

Enjoy a read aloud of "A Fine Dessert: Four Centuries, Four Families, One Delicious Treat," by Emily Jenkins and Sophie Blackall. Followed by a hands-on exploration of kitchen gadgets throughout history. The program will end with families working together to make the dessert we read in the story. The treat is Blackberry Fool, which includes heavy cream.    This program is free and open to the public. Advanced registration through the Red Wing Public Library is required to ensure we…

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