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February 2019

Trivia Night: Presidential History

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jimmy’s Pub at the St. James Hotel, 406 Main Street
Red Wing, MN 550 United States
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Calling all history buffs! Prepare for a friendly battle of historic proportions at Jimmy’s Pub. Put on your thinking cap for a fun evening of friendly competition inspired by President’s Day. Join a team or round up your own group. Drinks and food are available for purchase at Jimmy’s Pub. No need to register, just arrive a 15 minutes before 7 PM and make sure you know a little something about American history.

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May 2019

“Celebrating the Society” Exhibit Opening

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Join GCHS for the opening of our newest exhibit! Get a free first look on May 31st from 6-8 P.M. View highlights from the museum's collection, try out the exhibit's interactive activities, or pose with a historic "postcard." "Celebrating the Society: 150 Years at GCHS" will dust off some of the collection's most interesting objects. Through 150 artifacts and images, the exhibit explores the stories of several people, places, and events represented in GCHS's collection.

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June 2019

History Break

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Holocaust Story from Second Generation Featuring Lili Chester & Sylvia Fine Wednesday, June 12 12 pm -1pm   Lili Chester and Sylvia Fine are sisters whose parents were both Holocaust survivors from Lodz, Poland. In 2009 they produced the award winning short documentary film “But Some Survive - Esther’s Story” that recounts their mother’s harrowing tale of survival. They will show the film and discuss their role as members of the “second generation.” Their mother Esther Latarus’ testimony is part…

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The Ghost and Hauntings of Historical Minnesota

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

  The Ghosts and Hauntings of Historical Minnesota Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30 pm Presenter, Adrian Lee Cost: Members $5 Nonmembers $7   Are you ready to experience the resident spirits of Minnesota's most historical locations? Join ghost hunter and historian Adrian Lee for this compelling talk and presentation of audio and video evidence of the ghosts he has encountered throughout the state and Red Wing. Learn about specialist equipment and new theories for investigating the paranormal. His chilling firsthand investigations accompanied by…

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July 2019

Free Family Fun Day – Birthday Party!

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

Come celebrate with us! July's Free Family Fun Day is a Birthday Party Spectacular! GCHS is turning 150 years old- the oldest county historical society in Minnesota. Join us for birthday essentials like cake, ice cream, and balloon art from Dave Olson. ArtReach will lead a b-day themed craft. Come play historic games, listen to story time, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of GCHS! The free Birthday Party Spectacular will take place on July 7th from 12 PM to 3…

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History Break: Witness to the Holocaust Minnesota Survivors

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Joni Sussman, a child of Holocaust survivors, is active in Holocaust education in the Midwest. She is a  past-president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, where she continues to serve as Chair of Holocaust Education. She is a founder of CHAIM (Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota) and the Chair of the Twin Cities Annual Holocaust Commemoration. She was an interviewer of holocaust survivors for the Steven Spielberg Shoah Foundation. Her father, Leo Kibort,…

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