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June 2018

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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Prohibition Bus Tour

June 30
$25

Saturday, June 30 Prohibition was complicated in Goodhue County: some townships kicked alcohol to the curb before the 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 to travel down to Red Wing as a Goodhue County Historical Society quenches your thirst for the historical debate for or against prohibition. Cost is…

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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 7 @ 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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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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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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September 2018

Historic Home Tour

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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History Cruise: The Shoreline of Lake City to Old Frontenac

September 23 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 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. Have you heard of Central Point, Rest Island, or Old Frontenac?  Each location has a unique history and connects broadly to the story of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.  Central Point is well known for being the location where the Sea Wing capsized but do you know the…

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