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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

Research Rewards in the County Courthouses and Town Hall Records

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on September 15th at noon for our September History Break offered digitally through Zoom. Follow the link below to join the day of the program. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86765911417 Courthouses and town halls all across the U. S. are treasure troves of records for family history research. Yes, they include birth, death, marriage, and probate records, but go far beyond these. Learn about these basics and also tax, divorce, naturalization, criminal and civil court records, and others. Today the records might…

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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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