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March 2019

History Story Time: Rhoda’s Rock Hunt

March 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Red Wing Public Library, 225 East Avenue
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Free

Join the Goodhue County Historical Society and ArtReach at the Red Wing Public Library for a morning story time, chat about museum collections, and art! Families will listen as Megan Seeland, the Children’s & Teen Services Librarian, read “Rhoda’s Rock Hunt” by Molly Beth Griffin. GCHS will share how and why museums collect artifacts and, create a museum space so participants can create their own temporary exhibit. The exhibit will feature “collections.” Kids and their adults, are encouraged to bring…

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History Break: Malt-O-Meal in Northfield

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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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. Space is limited to 60 people. Due to the snow, this program has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13.  Stephanie Hess, Curator of Digitization and Special Collections at the Northfield Historical Society,  will give a brief history of Malt-O-Meal in Northfield and share highlights from…

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Minnesota’s Other Civil War: The Dakota Conflict of 1862

March 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Stories at GCHS The newest program series offered by the Goodhue County Historical Society. Stories at GCHS takes place quarterly and features exceptional historians who will engage you in a wide range of topics with connections to the natural and cultural history of Goodhue County.   Stephen Osman returns to the Goodhue County History Center for Stories at GCHS, our new series which features local historians who will present a wide range of topics with connections to the natural and…

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Tea & Stitching: Sashiko Coasters

March 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$29.00

Sashiko is a style of Japanese folk embroidery literally meaning "little stabs."  Using traditional Sashiko patterns, we will spend the evening stitching a set of two coasters while enjoying a cup of Japanese tea.  A $5 material fee will be payable to the instructor at class.  No experience necessary.  Those registered for this class will receive free admission to view the instructor's exhibit, "Charcoal & Persimmon: A Textile Travelogue," the day of class and before class begins at the Goodhue…

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History Break: Women & Activism in the Civil Rights Era

March 20 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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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. Space is limited to 60 people. Women and Activism will look at several unsung African American leaders from the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights Movement. Through these leaders, we will examine women’s leadership in the nonviolent, armed self-defense, and Black Power movement. We can also…

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Trivia Night: Red Wing History

March 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 the city of Red Wing. 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 15 minutes before 7 PM and make sure you know a little something about local history.  Historic photo of St. James…

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Easier Than You Think! Researching and Compiling Family History

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$24.00

  Analyzing various documents, recognizing detail gaps or issues, and creating research plan form the basis for excellence in your family history quest. Success improves with careful planning, group discussion, and proven techniques to develop step-by-step research plans. This really is earlier than you think, and you will leave this workshop feeling smarter, knowing more research resources, and in better control of your research. Bring a laptop computer or tablet if you have one. Participants will have the opportunity to…

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April 2019

Free Family Fun Day- Learn About Japan!

April 6 @ 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 a Japanese themed Free Family Fun Day with special guest Dawn Zero Erickson, creator of "Charcoal and Persimmon: A Textile Travelogue." Learn more about her art and travels through Japan, get the chance to make your own masterpieces, and explore your creative side! Activities will include crafts, a guided tour of the "Charcoal and Persimmon" textile exhibit, Story Corner at 1 PM, and more! All art making activities will be available only as supplies last so, be…

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History Break: Women of the Civil War

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 Women of the Civil War - Presented by Vickie Wendel  The War Between the States may have been fought by great armies of men, but women filled many vital roles in society and even in the military. Women such as Clara Barton and Dorothea Dix immediately come to mind, but what about Minnesota's women? This program highlights the incredible stories of Minnesota women who protected their homes, supported their soldiers,  served the army  in many different ways, and kept the…

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GCHS Stories The LeDuc Estate

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join GCHS for "The LeDuc Estate: The History, the Family, and the Paranormal" presented by Matt Carter, Executive Director of the Dakota County Historical Society! William Gates LeDuc and his family lived in the city of Hastings in what is now known as the LeDuc Estate. William was a Quartermaster General during the Civil War and became fascinated with spiritualism and even conducted his own seances. This presentation will not only explore Minnesota 's territorial history, but also the unknown…

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