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June 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Musical Memories

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Sunday, June 3, 12 – 4 PM Start your summer out on the right beat. This June, the Goodhue County Historical Society will explore the county’s ties to music. You and your family can embark on a quest throughout the museum to find all the artifacts and stories with ties to music. After you explore the exhibits, create your own instrument using everyday objects with ArtReach, then use your instrument in a song you create with the Universal Music Center! …

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Stanton Airfield Tour

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stanton Airfield, 1235 Highway 19
Stanton, MN 55018 United States
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$10

Wednesday, June 13 1 PM   Meet the Goodhue County Historical Society at the Stanton Airfield for a guided tour of this site, which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its role in World War II Flight Training (1942 – 1944). Participants will learn about flight training, how the airfield earned its rightful place on the National Register of Historic Places, and view a few airplanes. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the…

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Walk into Local History: Discover the Jordan Creek

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$10

Saturday, June 16 10 AM and 1 PM   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. The group will journey to the basement of a downtown business to see the Jordan first hand. Tours will depart from City Hall in Red Wing and…

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History Break: Red Wing: From Dakota to Statehood (1815-1858)

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Wednesday, June 20 Featuring Fred Johnson, historian and author Author Frederick Johnson offers an illustrated talk covering Tatankamani and the Mdewakanton village he established, through the growing Euro-American presence, to city of Red Wing’s official 1857 birth. Red Wing native Frederick Johnson has to his credit twelve books about Minnesota history along with numerous magazine articles in respected journals including Minnesota History, Aviation History, Minnesota Genealogist, MinnPost, and MNopedia. Five of his books specifically cover Red Wing history. His critically…

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Bluffs & Brews: Paddle the Vermillion river

June 27 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 pm
$15 - $25

Wednesday, June 27 2 – 7 PM On Wednesday, June 27 the Goodhue County Historical Society and Red Wing Environmental Learning Center invite you to canoe the Vermillion River! Before we embark on the river adventure, the group will learn about the history of pearl button factories in Goodhue County. A social hour will follow at Liberty’s Restaurant in Red Wing, MN. Transportation will be provided from the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center to the launch site and back. Ticket…

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Bootleggers and Bling Pigs: Brewery and Wine Bus Tour

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Transportation Museum, 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E.
Saint Paul, MN 55130 United States
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$25

Nowhere was the battle over Prohibition more hard-fought than in the village of Goodhue. Remmler's Brewery men protesting Prohibition.                     Prohibition was complicated in Goodhue County: some townships kicked alcohol to the curb before nation even went dry. While others in the county sold it without hesitation, and different groups of folks had very strong feelings on both sides of the issue. Hop on the bus with the Minnesota Transportation Museum…

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July 2018

Annual Ice Cream Social at the History Center

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Annual Ice Cream Social at the History Center Sunday, July 1, 12 – 4 PM Join the Goodhue County Historical Society for a patriotic-themed Free Family Fun Day! Ice cream, patriotic crafts, and more make this a can’t-miss event this summer. Kick off your Independence Day celebration early at the History Center with a free scoop of ice cream, a craft from ArtReach, and unlimited access to the museum's exhibits. While you enjoy your ice cream, visit with The Cat’s…

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Bluffs & Brews: Canoe the Cannon River

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$15 - $20

Wednesday, July 11 2 – 7 PM On Wednesday, July 11 the Goodhue County Historical Society and Red Wing Environmental Learning Center invite you to canoe the Cannon River! Meet us at the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center for a brief presentation of milling history on the Cannon River. Next, we will paddle in canoes in the Cannon River to experience some of the locations mentioned in the presentation including the Welch Mills. A social hour will follow at Liberty's…

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Cannon Falls Fun Fest: Pop Up Museum: Whats Your Family History?

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

July 12, 5 – 7 PM A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. On July 12, bring in an object and story related to “Family” and share it with your neighbors at Cannon Falls Fun Fest! Everyone (especially you) is invited to bring an object related to “Family” to share. We encourage you to bring an easily portable object or image that represents what “Family” means to you. When you…

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Bluffs & Brews: Canoe the Cannon River

July 14 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 pm
$15 - $20

Saturday, July 14 2 – 7 PM On Saturday, July 14 the Goodhue County Historical Society and Red Wing Environmental Learning Center invite you to canoe the Cannon River! Meet us at the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center for a brief presentation of milling history on the Cannon River. Next, we will paddle in canoes in the Cannon River to experience some of the locations mentioned in the presentation including the Welch Mills. A social hour will follow at Marie’s…

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