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October 2019

Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour

October 26

Cemeteries are many things–tranquil, solemn, beautiful, peaceful–but they also hold unique historical information about an area. By journeying through cemeteries, we learn about an area’s population and development, beliefs and customs, trials and tribulations, its growth and renewal. Explore Red Wing’s Oakwood Cemetery, one of Minnesota’s most historic cemeteries, with the Goodhue County Historical Society on Saturday, October 26, and learn more about Red Wing’s textured past. Tours will take place at 10 AM and 1 PM. Each tour is…

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November 2019

Free Family Fun Day: Harvest Day at GCHS

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun day of harvest and Thanksgiving Activities. Listen to a fall themed story during our story time. Make your own Leave turkey at our craft station. Also try out our game of thanksgiving Bingo.  Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy

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“Hat’s Off to History!” Gala

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Saturday, November 16th, 5-9 PM $75 per person Don’t miss this celebration of the Goodhue County Historical Society’s 150th year! With historical reenactors, live music from local artists, hors d’oeuvres & drinks, and a live auction–it’s sure to be an evening to remember. Show your support for GCHS!   Purchase Tickets Here!

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History Break: Non-Partisan League

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Spend your lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories. All programs begin at noon. Space is limited to 60 people. Join Associate Professor of History at Augsburg College  Michael J. Lansing as he talks about the Non-Partisan League. In 1915, North Dakoota Farmers gouged by steep Railroad rates, exorbitant mortgage interest, and short credit created the starkest challenge to…

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December 2019

Free Family Fun Day: Winter Wonderland

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Goodhue County History Center! On Saturday, December 7th from 12-3 PM, visit the museum for a variety of Winter-themed crafts: decorate cookies, and design a variety of holiday-themed ornaments and gifts. The museum has also been in touch with the North Pole, and Santa will be joining us for the day, photographs are encouraged. Admission is free to all who attend.   Kick off your holiday season with the Goodhue County…

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History Break: Christmas on the World War II Homefront

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our speaker James Neagbour an independent Christmas historian who specializes in America’s most beloved holiday.Learn what the Christmas seasons were like for many of those living in the United States during the years of, and surrounding the Second World War. We will see how the population adjusted to hardship and loss by examining the nation’s holiday music, movie and Christmas celebrations during America’s darkest time.

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