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September 2020

CANCELED- Stories at GCHS: Hardest Lot of Men

September 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Join Speaker Joseph Fitzharris Professor Emeritus of St. Thomas University. Dr. Fitzharris specialized in the U.S. Civil War, and economic and Military History. He is the Author of the “Hardest Lot of Men: The 3rd Minnesota Infantry, Broken and Forged Anew” During the evening he will be focusing on Mattson and his “Scandinavian Guard” company D and Gurnee’s Company E . Both Local to Goodhue County, he will share some of their adventures and misadventures with a few reading selections…

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October 2020

Free Family Fun Day: A Haunting at the Museum

October 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Join us for for a hauntingly good time at the history center for our Halloween themed Free Family Fun Day. There will be some sweet treats and fun activities for families. Also bring your costumes for even more fun. We will be having our activities outside and folloowing Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Guidelines , including the wearing of cloth masks and maintaining a 6-foot distance from non-family members. Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy

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Walk into Local History: Lutheran Ladies Seminary

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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This presentation will take place in the Goodhue County History Center's conference room with social distancing in place for all participants. There is a max of 10 participants for each session. We will also be offering this program digitally over the video conference app Zoom. 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…

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Walk into Local History: Lutheran Ladies Seminary

October 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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This presentation will take place in the Goodhue County History Center's conference room with social distancing in place for all participants. There is a max of 10 participants for each session. We will also be offering this program digitally over the video conference app Zoom. 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…

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When Wheat Was King

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Industrious Cannon Valley millers established the state’s first flour milling center along the Cannon River and its tributaries. It all began with an abundance of natural resources – fertile black soil, rapidly-flowing creeks and rivers, Big Woods timber, and plenty of native limestone. When these assets were harnessed by Cannon Valley millers, the outcome changed history. Join us to learn about Goodhue County flour mills when wheat was king! The presenter is Jeff Jarvis, a writer, artist and historian. Jeff…

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History Break: Why Treaties Matter

October 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join speaker Martin Case for our special History Break. Case was a key participant in the development of the “Why Treaties Matter” exhibit, a collaboration of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. He also is the author of “The Relentless Business of Treaties: How Indigenous Land Became U.S. Property,” published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press. He will be talking about both during the history break. Why Treaties…

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November 2020

History Break:Tribal Sovereignty & Treaty Rights in the 21st Century

November 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join our speaker Mike Dockry  a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Forest Resources. His research and teaching focus on tribal sovereignty, incorporating Indigenous knowledge into forestry, and natural resource management. Today he will be focusing on how tribal sovereignty as well as treaty rights are still applicable to day in the 21st century.  This program is in conjunction with the traveling exhibit why treaties matter currently…

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History Break: From Minnesota’s First University to Colorado’s Second Star on the Suffrage Flag

November 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 Join Dr. Kristin Mapel Bloomberg Professor of Women’s Studies, Hamline University; Hamline University Endowed Chair in the Humanities.  Dr. Bloomberg will be talking about some early Hamline university Graduates. Collegiate co-education provided some women on the emerging frontier with the opportunity to pursue a university education on an equal basis with men. Two of those women – sisters Emily and Mary Sorin – were among the first graduates of Hamline University, established in 1854 at Red Wing, Minnesota, which was…

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December 2020

History Break: Woman Suffrage and the ‘New Woman, 1890–1915

December 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Speaker Frederick Johnson for our December history break. As the twentieth century dawned, the decades-long drive for the vote was a major factor, but far from the only one, in the broader Woman’s Rights Movement. The emerging “New Woman,” notes one historian, “always referred to women who exercised control over their own lives be it personal, social or economic.” Such independent-minded, well-educated women, encouraged by progress in the suffrage movement, shattered strict the Victorian Era’s strict behavioral standards.…

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January 2021

Goodhue County Historical Society Virtual Annual Meeting

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

      Goodhue County Historical Society Virtual Annual Meeting  Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                                                                                                          …

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