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November 2017

Give to the Max Day 2017

November 16
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Support the Goodhue County Historical Society on Give to the Max Day 2017!  As the largest online fundraising day in Minnesota, Give to the Max Day brings awareness to local nonprofits and crowd sources fundraising efforts throughout the state.   Donations can be made five ways: Drop off a cash or check donation at the Goodhue County History Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Drop off a cash or check donation at our booth at the Pottery Museum of…

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Book Talk in Pine Island: Patriot Hearts

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pine Island Area History Center, 314 N. Main St.
Pine Island, MN 55963 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I pride and prejudice that divided people across Minnesota, particularly the counties of Goodhue, Jackson, and Martin, on November 28. Patriot Hearts: World War I Pride and Prejudice in a Minnesota County was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Pine Island Area History Center beginning at 6 pm. Minnesota’s turbulent World War I years produced bloody conflict abroad and divisive…

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Book Talk in Superior: With Love to All

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center, 305 E. 2nd St.
Superior, WI 54880 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on November 30. With Love to All: The World War I Letters and Photographs of Two Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs and…

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December 2017

Free Family Fun Day: Christmas at the Museum

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Check out Free Family Fun Day at the Goodhue County History Center! From 12-3 PM on Saturday, December 2, visit the museum for our Christmas themed afternoon featuring crafts and activities. The Goodhue County Historical Society invites families throughout the county to celebrate Christmas at the History Center. Families will participate in festive activities which will inform visitors about the origins of Christmas traditions. Your family can crate tomte ornaments, decorate gingerbread men, meet Santa, break a star pinata, and listen…

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Christmas with the Gundersons

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$25

Join the Goodhue County Historical Society for a festive trip to the Gunderson House in Kenyon, MN. Learn about the Gunderson family, Christmas traditions rooted in the family's Norwegian heritage, and enjoy holiday food and activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the Gunderson House, participate in a Norwegian Christmas workshop to create something you can take home with you, and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride around Kenyon. The Goodhue County Historical Society will provide transportation from the Goodhue…

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Book Talk in Kenyon: With Love to All

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kenyon City Hall, 709 2nd St.
Kenyon, MN 55946 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on December 5. With Love to All: The World War I Letters and Photographs of Two Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held in the Council Chambers of the Kenyon City Hall beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs…

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Book Talk in Zumbrota: Patriot Hearts

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zumbrota Public Library, 100 West Ave.
Zumbrota, MN 55992 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I pride and prejudice that divided people across Minnesota, particularly the counties of Goodhue, Jackson, and Martin, on December 11. Patriot Hearts: World War I Pride and Prejudice in a Minnesota County was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Zumbrota Public Library beginning at 6 pm. Minnesota’s turbulent World War I years produced bloody conflict abroad and divisive ethnic and…

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Book Talk in Lake City: With Love to All

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake City Public Library, 201 S. High St.
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on December 19. With Love to All: The World War I Letters and Photographs of Two Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Lake City Public Library beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs and letters by…

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History Break: Christmas Traditions

December 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.    Join historian Jayne Becker for a look at holiday seasons of the past, featuring local newspaper accounts, letters, and journals of 19th century Minnesotans. Learn about the ways Minnesota families celebrated Christmas around the state and discover how Christmas and New year celebrations…

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January 2018

Rural Electrification in Goodhue County

January 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Pier 55, 240 Harrison Street, Ste 2
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Join the Goodhue County Historical Society at Pier 55 for a morning screening of Power and the Land. This documentary shows the struggle to bring electricity to rural areas of the United States in 1940. After this short documentary, Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association (GCCEA) will discuss how they bring electricity to different areas of the county. If you have specific questions you would like the representatives from GCCEA to cover please feel free to email the Goodhue County Historical Society's…

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