Walk into Local History: Walking the Jordan Creek

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 […]

Free Family Fun Day: Ice Cream Social

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

Beat the heat with some Ice Cream at the History Center. Also come and check out the 2nd MN Light Artillery Civil War Reenactors encampment in the park behind the History Center . Visit the various stations set up in the park to explore what life was like for the soldiers in camp.  Free Family […]

History Break: Archiving History, Remembering Presence

Join us for Julys history break with Davu Seru a multidisciplinary artist and scholar Davu is an Artist-in-residence at the Anderson Center in July.  Davu will share insight and perspectives from three of his recent archival projects: his music composition entitled "Dead King Mother," his book with photographer Charles Chamblis, and a new book with […]

History Break: Welch’s Way Temperance advertising and Welches Grape Juice Company

This history break will explore the social movement that brought the 21st amendment, prohibition. Alcoholism rose in the latter half of the nineteenth century, which triggered a resurgence of the temperance movement. Women’s organizations such as the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), these women sought to cleanse not only their households of intoxicating beverages but […]

Free Family Fun Day: Back To School

Join us for our September Free Family Fun Day and take a step back in time and learn what it was like to be a student in a one room school house. participate in some fun art projects and see if you are smarter then a student in the 1940! Free Family Fun day is […]

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 In this seminar, he will present tips for researching historical documents and giving them life.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 […]