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September 2018

History Break: WWII German POW Camps in the United States

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

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.   During World War II, the United States faced a shortage of workers, especially for the smaller rural farming communities, that saw men sent overseas. The shortage of workers played an important role in the United States housing Prisoners of War stateside. Prisoners of German,…

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Historic Home Tour

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mark Sunday, Sept. 23, on your calendar for the 2018 Historic Home Tour. The Goodhue County Historical Society is lining up five unique sites for the fall event. like last year, homeowners will be opening their doors to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Maps will be provided so people can visit the sites in any order during the afternoon. Volunteers, and in some cases homeowners, will be on hand to provide a condensed history of each house,…

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October 2018

Bizarre History of Minnesota, featuring Chad Lewis

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$7

Photo Credit: Chad Lewis   Chad Lewis's "Bizarre History of Minnesota," showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Minnesota that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. Lewis provides a portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs. This will change the way you view the good ol' days…

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Walk into Local History: Lutheran Ladies Seminary

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$7 – $10

Explore the former grounds of the Lutheran Ladies Seminary, a center of music, culture, and higher education in Red Wing until it burned down in 1920. The program includes a 60-minute presentation at the Goodhue County 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…

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Free Family Fun Day: Gandy Dancer Model Railroad Club “Take Over”

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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All Aboard! The Gandy Dancer Model Railroad Club of Red Wing will "take over" the Goodhue County History Center this fall. Experiment with hands-on model railroad sets and check out the intricate and fascinating model railroads from the Red Wing Gandy Dancers. In previous years, over two hundred visitors gathered in the History Center to explore the model railroad display, and this year, the Gandy Dancers are bringing even more kid-friendly, hands-on railroad sets! You will not want to miss…

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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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History Break: The Riedell Skate Story

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

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.  Minnesota declared the first week of October "Manufacturing Week." Although delayed, the Goodhue County Historical Society wants to contribute to the state's effort to raise public awareness of the importance of manufacturing in the Goodhue County community. Join us for History Break to learn about Riedell Shoes, Inc.,…

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November 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Dia de los Muertos

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Dia de los Muertos originated in Mexico and honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations. Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.  Join Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County and the Goodhue County Historical Society in a celebration of this holiday. Hispanic Outreach will teach participants about traditional altars, sugar skulls, and more! ArtReach will…

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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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