History Break: Tools in Investigative Journalism

Goodhue County History Center 1166 Oak Street, Red Wing, MN

Join us for this month history Break with reporter Lee Fang. More than anything, Lee Fang is a research-based reporter, with journalistic skills that harness the power of finding original source documents and giving them context. In this seminar, he will present tips for researching historical documents and giving them life. Lee believes that narratives […]

Free Family Fun Day: Halloween

Goodhue County History Center 1166 Oak Street, Red Wing, MN

Join us on October 8th from 12-3 for for a hauntingly good time at the history center for our Halloween themed Free Family Fun Day. There will be some sweet treats and fun activities for families. Also help us solve the mystery at the museum by finding and solving the clues hidden around the museum.   […]

History Break: The History of ADM

  Join us for our manufacturing themed history break. Our Speaker Bill Simmons the Plant Manager at the ADM Facility in Red Wing. Bill will be exploring the History of ADM here in Red Wing. This facility next to the bridge was started in 1902 by a group of local businessmen but has gone through […]

Free Family Fun Day: Harvest Day

Join us for our November Free Family Fun Day. This month is  harvest themed day at the history center. Create some artwork with seed or paint a picture with some corncobs. Also get hands on by making your own butter to eat with some bread. Also explore the Museum and the exhibits with our photo […]

History Break: Disasters in Southeast Minnesota

Join our speaker Steve Gardiner the author of the book Historic Disasters in Southeast Minnesota. Southeast Minnesota has experienced several powerful natural disasters. Learn about some of the worst disasters that have happened here in Goodhue County. Also looking at  these forces of nature and their ramifications on the people of Southeast Minnesota.

Free Family Fun Day: Christmas at the Museum

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Goodhue County History Center! Visit the museum for a variety of Christmas-themed crafts: create snowflakes, decorate cookies, and design a variety of holiday-themed ornaments and gifts. Lobby will be decorated for the occasion, and craft stations will be open from 12-3. Kids (and adults!) will […]

Free Family Fun Day: Cabin Fever

Join us for our January free family Fun Day at the Goodhue County Historical Society. Wintertime everyone’s “favorite” season is here. Warm up on a cold day and come to the history center to learn what early settlers did to fight cabin fever play with some old fashion toys and games. Warm up with some […]

Free Family Fun Day: Craft, Candy, and History

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Free Family Fun Day: Crafts, Candy, & History at the Goodhue County History Center. On Saturday, February 5th, visit the History Center and create a variety of fun Valentine’s Day gifts and cards while learning the history behind the famous Hallmark holiday. The program begins at 12 PM and runs until […]

History Break: Folklore and Fun

Join us for our special February history break in partnership with the Red Wing Area AAUW. Listen to speaker Joseph Mbele a professor in the English department at St. Olaf university talk about folk tales. Africa is the cradle of the human race and storytelling. This presentation will highlight this and, using proverbs and folktales, […]

Free Family Fun Day: Art Appreciation

Join us for a day of art and fun at the Goodhue County Historical Society. Come and check out the St. Johns School Art Fair and all the student’s artwork around the museum. Explore the museum's art displays through Goodhue County history. Also, Create your own work of art to take home with you! Free […]

History Break: : The Steamboat War Eagle and boating on the Upper Mississippi

"Robert Taunt of La Crosse, Wi. is an Upper Mississippi river historian.  He is a subject matter expert on the Steamboat War Eagle, a boat as well known in the 1860s as the Delta Queen is today.  Bob recently published a book about the boat, which made regular stops at Red Wing during her long […]