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August 2018

History Break: Eugenie Anderson

August 29 @ 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, lunch & learn program! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories. All programs begin at noon.  Red Wing has had its share of famous and historically significant people in history.  However, few can compare with the amazing accomplishments of this Red Wing native.  As the first female ambassador from the United States, ambassador to Bulgaria, and first woman to…

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September 2018

Walk into Local History: Back Alley Tour

September 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
John Rich Park, between Main Street and West Third Street and East and West Avenues
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$7 – $10

The Goodhue County Historical Society presents a relaunch of an old tour, Walk into Local History: Back Alley Tour which explores Downtown Red Wing from the alleys. Fred Johnson initially wrote this tour in 2014. The Goodhue County Historical Society has adopted and adjusted this tour of Red Wing for your enjoyment. Participants will learn about Red Wing’s architectural history and cultural history during the late 1800s. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and tickets must be purchased through the…

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History Cruise Relive the 1854 Grand Excursion

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pearl of the Lake, 100 Central Point Rd.
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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$25
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History Break: WWII German POW Camps in the United States

September 15 @ 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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October 2018

Bizarre History of Minnesota, featuring Chad Lewis

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$5 – $7

Chad Lewis’s Bizarre History of Minesota 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 of Minnesota. Tickets will be…

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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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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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