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April 2020

History Break: A History of Creativity: John Anderson, Charles Biederman, and the arts at Tower View- Postponed

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

By the late 1930s, John Anderson and Charles Biederman had begun converting Tower View’s farm buildings into studio spaces to support their modernist art works. They worked both as individual artists and as close collaborators. Through images and stories, Anderson Center Director Stephanie Rogers shares the legacy of these two men’s work on the edge of Red Wing and on the cutting edge of the modernist art movement.   Image attached showing John Anderson in the Chicken Coop Studio, circa…

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“Goodhue County Through the Lens: Then and Now” Exhibit Opening- POSTPONED

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please stay tuned for further updates! An opening reception for the "Goodhue County Through the Lens: Then and Now" photography exhibit on Thursday, April 16th from 5-6:30 PM. Free to the public. How much has Goodhue County really changed over the last 100+ years? This semi-permanent exhibit features historic photos from GCHS’s collection and new views of the same locations captured by talented local photographers. See how photos from back…

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May 2020

History Break: Okay Boomer!

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday May 20th for our Digital History Break. At 12:00 we will post a link for everyone to join and watch our Speaker Chris Stout from Minnesota State College South East. For his Talk Boomers, X’ers, Millennial, and Generation Y.  What are the issues facing young adults as they try to enter to the world today?  Using information from the Pew Research Center and his own research in developmental psychology, Chris gives a sympathetic portrait of the…

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June 2020

History Break: Story Maps

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

Story Maps are a new and fun way to share the story of local history. GIS Systems Specialist Leanne Knott will share two of her recently published history Story Maps: ‘They Came for Land: Settlement Patterns in Goodhue County’ and ‘Red Wing Historic Neighborhoods’. These web applications utilize maps, images, and narrative to take viewers through a visual history spanning from antiquity to our modern day. Our presenter Leanne Knott, GISP, has been working as a GIS Systems Specialist for…

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July 2020

Free Family Fun Day: Not So Social Ice Cream Social

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Goodhue County Historical Society for our  annual Ice cream social. Unlike previous years where you were free to move around the Museum. We will be serving ice cream and handing out an activity packet and practicing social distancing in our parking lot at the History Center. Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy

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History Break: A Trip to Norway

July 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Spend your lunch hour digitally at the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program! All programs begin at noon. This month we have Ann Romo Talking about her 22 day trip to Norway exploring all Norway had to offer. Follow the link provide to join the zoom meeting.

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August 2020

Free Family Fun Day: A Day at the Fair

August 1 @ 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 at the Goodhue County Historical Society for Free Family Fun Day. Enjoy our Fair themed free family Fun Day this month. We will be handing out an activity packet and a fair themed treat. We will also be practicing social distancing outside of the History Center in the parking lot this month.

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History Break: Ted Hall a native Red Wing Author

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A talented and respected writer, Ted Hall was born in Red Wing. He had a knack for telling a story in a very Samuel Clemens kind of fashion and used his gift of writing to describe his formative years. In his later years, he published “Growing with the Grass”. A collection of stories from his youth that describe life in Red Wing area and specifically Old Frontenac. Ted was a professional writer and his list of accomplishments include writing for…

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September 2020

Free Family Fun Day: Back to School

September 5 @ 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 another socially distanced Free Family Fun Day outside of the history center. Take a step back in time a learn what it was like for students in a one room school house . Test your knowledge and see if you are smarter then a 1940s 8th grader. All so see some of the various task students had to do everyday while at school  Free Family Fun Day Will be held outside of the History Center. There will…

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CANCELED- Stories at GCHS: Hardest Lot of Men

September 10 @ 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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