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September 2018

History Cruise Relive the 1854 Grand Excursion

September 9 @ 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
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History Slow Roll through Cannon Falls

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum, 206 W Mill St
Cannon Falls, Minnesota 55009
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$10 – $15

September 15 9 AM – 11 AM Bike at your own pace on a leisurely, historic journey through Cannon Falls, MN. During this 10 mile bike ride, we will stop at 11 sites including historic buildings downtown, Lake Byllesby, the Cannon Valley Trail, and we will learn about the Cannon Falls Area Historical Society & Museum. Historic topics will include, the milling industry in Cannon Falls, Lake Byllesby Dam, historic houses, and more! Participants must bring their own bicycle to…

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History Break: WWII German POW Camps in the United States

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

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.   During World War II, the United States faced a shortage of workers, especially for the smaller rural farming communities, that saw men sent overseas. The shortage of workers played an important role in the United States housing Prisoners of War stateside. Prisoners of German,…

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Historic Home Tour

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Mark Sunday, Sept. 23, on your calendar for the 2018 Historic Home Tour. The Goodhue County Historical Society is lining up five unique sites for the fall event. like last year, homeowners will be opening their doors to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Maps will be provided so people can visit the sites in any order during the afternoon. Volunteers, and in some cases homeowners, will be on hand to provide a condensed history of each house,…

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October 2018

Bizarre History of Minnesota, featuring Chad Lewis

October 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$7

Photo Credit: Chad Lewis   Chad Lewis's "Bizarre History of Minnesota," showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Minnesota that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. Lewis provides a portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs. This will change the way you view the good ol' days…

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Walk into Local History: Lutheran Ladies Seminary

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$7 – $10

Explore the former grounds of the Lutheran Ladies Seminary, a center of music, culture, and higher education in Red Wing until it burned down in 1920. The program includes a 60-minute presentation at the Goodhue County History Center followed by a 60 – 90 minute walking tour of the former Seminary grounds. The program is led by Seminary expert, Chaplain Todd Walsh. Participants will begin and end the program at the History Center.   Contact the Goodhue County Historical Society…

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Free Family Fun Day: Gandy Dancer Model Railroad Club “Take Over”

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

All Aboard! The Gandy Dancer Model Railroad Club of Red Wing will "take over" the Goodhue County History Center this fall. Experiment with hands-on model railroad sets and check out the intricate and fascinating model railroads from the Red Wing Gandy Dancers. In previous years, over two hundred visitors gathered in the History Center to explore the model railroad display, and this year, the Gandy Dancers are bringing even more kid-friendly, hands-on railroad sets! You will not want to miss…

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History Break: The Riedell Skate Story

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

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 to enjoy while they soak up stories.  Minnesota declared the first week of October "Manufacturing Week." Although delayed, the Goodhue County Historical Society wants to contribute to the state's effort to raise public awareness of the importance of manufacturing in the Goodhue County community. Join us for History Break to learn about Riedell Shoes, Inc.,…

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History Mystery

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cannon Falls Public Library, 306 Mill St. W.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009 United States
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Free

The Goodhue County Historical Society, Cannon Falls Library, and Cannon Falls Area Historical Museum present a History Mystery. Participate in a “whodunnit” mystery with a local history twist. This adults-only event will include fun, mystery, and delicious hors d’oeuvres to enjoy throughout the evening. Join us at the Cannon Falls Public Museum for the perfect event to kick off your Halloween celebration. Contact the Cannon Falls Library (507.263.2804), Cannon Falls Museum (507.263.4080), or the Goodhue County Historical Society (651.388.6024) to…

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November 2018

Free Family Fun Day: Dia de los Muertos

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Dia de los Muertos originated in Mexico and honors the dead with festivals and lively celebrations. Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.  Join Hispanic Outreach of Goodhue County and the Goodhue County Historical Society in a celebration of this holiday. Hispanic Outreach will teach participants about traditional altars, sugar skulls, and more! ArtReach will…

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