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November 2019

“Hat’s Off to History!” Gala

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

                          Saturday, November 16th, 5-9 PM $75 per person Don’t miss this celebration of the Goodhue County Historical Society’s 150th year! With historical reenactors, live music from local artists, hors d’oeuvres from The Bleu Dog Cafe, a real "speakeasy," and live auction & giveaways–it’s sure to be an evening to remember. Show your support for GCHS! Check out a preview of the special menu below!    Purchase Tickets…

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Brew Tap & Afternoon with Doug Hoverson

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Red Wing Brewery, 411 Old W. Main St
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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In honor of Goodhue County Historical Society's 150th anniversary, Red Wing Brewery has created a new beer, a pale ale that will be served for the first time.Red Wing Brewery will open Sunday, November 17 at noon for the beer release party. Special guest at the beer release party will be Doug Holverson author of "Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota," which includes several pages about Red Wing's brewing history. If you purchased a sesquicentennial growler…

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History Break: Insurgent Democracy: Understanding the Nonpartisan League in the Age of Trump

November 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. Space is limited to 60 people. Join Associate Professor of History at Augsburg College  Michael J. Lansing as he talks about the Non-Partisan League. In 1915, North Dakoota Farmers gouged by steep Railroad rates, exorbitant mortgage interest, and short credit created the starkest challenge to…

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December 2019

Free Family Fun Day: Winter Wonderland

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Goodhue County History Center! On Saturday, December 7th from 12-3 PM, visit the museum for a variety of Winter-themed crafts: decorate cookies, and design a variety of holiday-themed ornaments and gifts. The museum has also been in touch with the North Pole, and Santa will be joining us for the day, photographs are encouraged. Admission is free to all who attend.   Kick off your holiday season with the Goodhue County…

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History Break: Christmas on the World War II Homefront

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our speaker James Neagbour an independent Christmas historian who specializes in America’s most beloved holiday.Learn what the Christmas seasons were like for many of those living in the United States during the years of, and surrounding the Second World War. We will see how the population adjusted to hardship and loss by examining the nation’s holiday music, movie and Christmas celebrations during America’s darkest time.

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