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July 2021

Free Family Fun Day: Ice Cream Social

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Beat the heat with our July Free Family Fun Day Ice Cream Social. Enjoy some yard games and free ice cream and explore the exhibit hall Also step inside and enjoy some of our old fashioned games Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy.

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History Break: Digging in the Pottery Dump

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our speaker Austin Fjerestad as he talk about his experiences digging in the pottery dump in Red Wing. Take an in depth look at the process diggers use to methodically dig and find treasures hidden in the ground. Also see some of the interesting pieces he has found  in his nearly 2o years digging in the pottery dumps. This program was pre recorded and will be premiered digitally on Zoom. Follow the link below on the day of the…

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Walk into Local History: Walking the Jordan Creek

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Did you know a river used to bisect downtown Red Wing? Or that the same river continues to flow beneath the town? This guided walking tour leads participants along the historic route of the Jordan Creek, with a collection of anecdotes and historical photographs to make the history of the Jordan Creek come alive. Tours will depart from in front of City Hall in Red Wing and end at Levee Park. Ticket Prices Members: $7.00 Non-Member: $10.00 Contact the Goodhue…

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August 2021

History Break: Amelia Ullmann’s Amazing Adventure – Her 1857 travels to Red Wing and Other Exotic Places

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

Join us in person or virtually for this month’s history Break. Remote, rugged and little known, Minnesota Territory in 1857 lay on America’s northwest frontier, its scattered villages housing settlers longing to make their distant outpost the 32nd star on the United States flag. U.S. officials had pried open the door to regional development after purchasing millions of acres of Dakota and Ojibwe heartland during a half-century of contentious negotiation. Meanwhile, St. Paul merchant Joseph Ullmann and his unconventional wife,…

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Stories at GCHS: Hardest Lot of Men

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Speaker Joseph Fitzharris Professor Emeritus of St. Thomas University. Dr. Fitzharris specialized in the U.S. Civil War, and economic and Military History. He is the Author of the “Hardest Lot of Men: The 3rd Minnesota Infantry, Broken and Forged Anew” During the evening he will be focusing on Mattson and his “Scandinavian Guard” company D and Gurnee’s Company E . Both Local to Goodhue County, he will share some of their adventures and misadventures with a few reading selections…

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September 2021

Walk Into Local History: Back Alley Tour

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Explore the early history of downtown Red Wing through the lens of the alleys of modern Red Wing that still tell stories of the past today. In these locations there are remnants and clues that tell a colorful story and the past of Red Wing still today Learn about series of fires in 1876 that reshaped how the downtown looks today, and learn on how the Jordan Creek shaped early buildings in area Meet us at John Rich Park and…

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