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February 2018

12th Annual Bling & Chocolate: Hearts & Flowers

February 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$25

The theme for the 12th Annual Bling & Chocolate is Hearts & Flowers. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, come to the Goodhue County History Center to enjoy an afternoon of chocolate, wine or champagne, and jewelry! There will be both a silent and oral auction with many items to choose from for every taste. Bid on jewelry, desserts, and experiences that will make your Valentine's Day even better! Tickets can be purchased at the Goodhue County History Center…

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African Storytelling

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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As the cradle of the human race, Africa is where storytelling began. This presentation will briefly highlight this fact and share some examples of this heritage, including proverbs and folktales, exploring their meanings and functions as an artistic tradition and a vehicle for moral and ethical education.  Joseph L. Mbele will engage audiences during this program. Mbele is a professor in the English Department at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. His offerings at St. Olaf specialize in folklore and…

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The Mixed Legacy of Minnesota’s Lincoln Republicans During War & Reconstruction

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Briefly, in the wake of the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, the advancement of African American stalled and soon began to erode against the resurgence of Southern white supremacy. The tragedy is that it occurred on the watch of Lincoln Republicans. Where did they go? This presentation examines whether Minnesota’s Lincoln Republicans came to be just as complaisant as their national brethren. To discuss this topic, William Green will profile four Minnesotans who were prominent at the time, but not…

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March 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Opening Weekend of “Native Skywatchers”

March 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Enjoy the opening weekend of the temporary exhibit, Native Skywatchers, now on view at the Goodhue County History Center for the month of March only. Spend the afternoon exploring the exhibit for free and experience the art and creativity of this group of talented individuals. More details to be posted soon! Free admission and activities begin at 12 PM.  This event is made possible through the support of Xcel Energy. 

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Controlling Chaos: Organizing Your Genealogy Materials

March 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$15

This winter, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education! To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565.  Are you like most genealogists? That is, do you have stacks of papers, files, certificates, census copies, and other items around your home? Do you panic when you have to find something or have to use the dining room table for a meal? Can you find what you need in your computer…

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A Taste of History: Red Wing’s Beer Brewing Past – and Future (21+)

March 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$15

This winter, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education! To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565.   Enjoy a History Happy Hour at the Red Wing Brewery! Co-owner Scott Kolby will participants through a history of Red Wing's beer industry and lead an engaging discussion which will feature artifacts, photographs, analysis, and of course, beer! Scott will also discuss how his business proudly continues Red Wing's brewing tradition.…

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April 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Down on the Farm

April 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Goodhue County has strong ties to farming, which we have explored during our Free Family Fun Day "Hop into Spring" and "Celebrate the Harvest." This April, bring your family to the History Center to learn more about the animals down on the farm and enjoy our temporary, outdoor petting zoo. Our friends from The Grange will also return to teach families how to make their own butter, cattle puppet, and crop art mosaic. Our down on the farm story time…

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Celebration of Children

April 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Civic Center Park, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066
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Children are capable of extraordinary things. There is no happiness gene, no success gene, and no "doer of extraordinary things" gene. The potential for happiness and greatness lies in all of them, and will mean different things to different kids. We can not change what they will face challenges along the way. What we can do is give them the skills so these challenges are never able to break them. We can build their resilience. Building small humans into healthy,…

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A Scientific Day Trip: Energy, Transportation, and Frankenstein – Oh My!

April 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$35

This winter, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education! To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565.   The Goodhue County Historical Society, in partnership with the Minnesota Transportation Museum and The Bakken, invite the public for a unique tour experience The Bakken in Minneapolis Minnesota. The experience will begin with a self-guided exploration of the temporary exhibit Electrifying Minnesota, at the Goodhue County History Center. Participants will then board a…

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Saluting the Civil War – Minnesota’s Role

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Wing High School, 2451 Eagle Ridge Drive
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$15

This winter, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education! To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565 or online. Minnesota, barely three years old at the time of the Civil War, was the first state to respond to President Abraham Lincoln's request for volunteer regiments. Find out how important Minnesota's role was to the Union cause. Doug Ohman has journeyed across our state finding graves and remembering those who served…

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