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October 2017

Book Talk in Pine Island: With Love to All

October 19 @ 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 experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on October 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 Pine Island Area History Center beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs and letters…

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Haunted Heartland

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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  Michael Norman, emeritus professor of journalism at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, has spent decades uncovering chilling tales from across the Midwest, including Goodhue, MN. Do you know about the ghost of Goodhue? In 1922, Tunis Parkin was the first - but surely not the last - to encounter the ghost in Goodhue Township. Michael will explore this spine-tingling tale, read from his second edition of Haunted Heartland, discuss the interest people have in ghost stories, and reflect on…

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Book Talk in Red Wing: With Love to All

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 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 October 28. 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 in the Foot Room of the Red Wing Public Library beginning at 10 am. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of…

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November 2017

Book Talk in Zumbrota: With Love to All

November 2 @ 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 experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on November 2. 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 Zumbrota 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 Red Wing: Patriot Hearts

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 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 4. 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 begin at 10 am in the Foot Room of the Red Wing Public Library. Minnesota’s turbulent World War I years produced bloody conflict abroad and…

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Free Family Fun Day: Celebrate the Harvest

November 4 @ 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, November 4, visit the History Center for a harvest themed afternoon featuring crafts and activities. Goodhue County is a farming community. During this Free Family Fun Day make turkey seed art just in time for Thanksgiving, create corn husk dolls, and enjoy a story focused on the harvest read at 1 PM and 2 PM. Our friends from Goodhue County Public Health will also…

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Book Talk in Fairmont: Patriot Hearts

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Red Rock Center for the Arts, 222 E. Blue Earth Ave.
Fairmont, MN 56031 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 8. 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 Red Rock Center for the Arts beginning at 6 pm. Minnesota’s turbulent World War I years produced bloody conflict abroad and…

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Perspectives from the Vietnam War

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$5

Presented by Alrin Albrecht, former editor of the Red Wing Daily Republican Eagle, and Richard Johnson, a veteran of the Vietnam War.    Hear about the Vietnam War from two people who experienced it in very different way! Albrecht will share stories from the service people he interviewed in Vietnam over the course of two months in 1968. Johnson will share stories from the perspective of those who served during the war.        Admission is free for members…

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How to Use Ancestry.com

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$15

Learn how to start your own Family Tree Project! Have you ever wanted to conduct a genealogy study on your family but didn’t know where to begin? Sign up for this beginner’s program to learn the basics of Ancestry.com, a key genealogy research tool. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets, and everyone will get a chance to perform their own Ancestry.com search. This program is co-sponsored by Red Wing Community Education. Registration is $15 per person and must…

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History Break: With Love to All

November 15 @ 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. "With love to all." That was how brothers Marland and Stanley Williams signed 89 letters to their family while serving in the U.S. Army in World War I. Marland's granddaughter, Elizabeth Williams Gomoll has paired those letters with hundreds of photographs taken by Marland into a book that is a…

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