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June 2018

Pop Up Museum: Music

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zumbrota’s East Park, East Avenue
Zumbrota, MN United States

The Goodhue County Historical Society and Zumbrota Public Library invite you to share your music stories! Bring any music-related items or photographs to East Park in Zumbrota to contribute to a temporary exhibit. Each person will write a label for their item and display it in the Pop Up Museum. These events essentially function like a community show-and-tell. Make connections with your neighbors and celebrate your personal history!  This event will take place during the Farmer's Market, just before the…

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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 Blind 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 - 3:00 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 – 3 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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Goodhue County 4-H Summer Day Camps – History in the Park

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 2:00 pm

Are you interested in joining the fun with 4-H day camps? Goodhue County Historical Society has partnered with our local 4-H to offer great programs this July! Download the registration form TODAY! History in the Park: Games of Yesteryear Tuesday, July 10, 9 AM – 2 PM, Covered Bridge Park, Zumbrota Participants will play with games and toys from the last half of the 1800s. They are reproduction toys – made to look and play just as those made 100…

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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 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 in Red Wing, MN. Cost: $15 for members / $25 for non-members Cost includes: transportation to and from the launch site, canoe…

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

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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 arrive, you will write your own…

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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 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 Underground Grill & Tap House in Red Wing, MN. Cost: $15 for GCHS Members / $25 for Non-Members Cost include: transportation to…

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History Cruise: The Sea Wing Disaster

July 15 @ 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

Go on a History Cruise with the Goodhue County Historical Society aboard the Pearl of the Lake!  Travel the waters of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River while learning about local history. The Sea Wing Disaster has been called by some “Minnesota’s Titanic”.  The Sea Wing was a stern-wheeled steamer that originated in Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin.  On July 13, 1890, it set sail for Camp Lakeview, just south of Lake City, with passengers from both sides of the river, mainly…

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History Break: Fort Snelling and the Civil War

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Spend your lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center for our free monthly lunch and learn program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories.  One hundred fifty years ago our state offered the first volunteers to defend the union.  Every Minnesota soldier passed through historic Fort Snelling as did Confederate prisoners and Dakota Indian families.  The venerable Fort eventually expanded to include several large Indian camps, massive stock yards, huge warehouses, and…

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