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September 2017

Historic Home Tour

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$15

Tour some of Red Wing’s historic homes! If you’ve always wondered what it looks like     inside some of those beautiful older homes in Red Wing’s historic neighborhoods, mark   September 24 on your calendar. The Goodhue County Historical Society will host a Sunday afternoon tour, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. We have four homes lined up. Participating homeowners include: Steve and Melissa Sorman 457 W. Seventh St. Winston Kaehler 905 W. Third St. Dennis and Kathy Zolendek 1020 W. Third…

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Exploring your Home’s History

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$24

This fall, we will offer a great lineup of classes in conjunction with Red Wing Community Education. To register for this class, please call Community Education at 651.385.4565 or visit their online registration site. Register today, space is limited to 15 participants! This class will take place at the Goodhue County History Center.  Reserve Your Spot Today!   Restoring your Red Wing home and curious about what historic details remain? Curious about who lived within the walls now occupied by your…

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October 2017

Free Family Fun Day: Myths, Legends, and Folklore

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Check out Free Family Fun Day at the Goodhue County History Center! From 12-4 PM on Sunday, October 1, visit the museum to learn about local myths, legends, and folklore. Enjoy the afternoon as you listen to stories, create a crafts, and experience the exhibits at the History Center. Families are welcome to learn about the myths, legends, and folklore related to Minnesota this October during Free Family Fun Day. Bring the whole family to participate in multi-sensory activities and learn how…

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SOLD OUT – History Cruise: The Sea Wing Disaster

October 1 @ 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

Go on a History Cruise with the Goodhue County Historical Society aboard the Pearl of the Lake!  Travel the waters of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River while learning about local history. The Sea Wing Disaster has been called by some “Minnesota’s Titanic”.  The Sea Wing was a stern-wheeled steamer that originated in Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin.  On July 13, 1890, it set sail for Camp Lakeview, just south of Lake City, with passengers from both sides of the river, mainly…

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Walk into Local History: Explore Oakwood Cemetery

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Oakwood Cemetery, 1258 Cherry Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Cemeteries are many things–tranquil, solemn, beautiful, peaceful–but they also hold unique historical information about an area. By journeying through cemeteries, we learn about an area’s population and development, beliefs and customs, trials and tribulations, its growth and renewal. Explore Red Wing’s Oakwood Cemetery, one of Minnesota’s most historic cemeteries, with the Goodhue County Historical Society on Saturday, October 7, and learn more about Red Wing’s textured past. Journey through one of the cemetery’s most historic sections as you visit the…

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Juvenile Justice: The Rise and Fall of Juvenile Justice in Minnesota

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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$5

Jerry O'Rourke will trace four major phases of the history of the juvenile system. He will use the State Training School as a case study and explore how the juvenile system has changed over time in Red Wing as well as in the nation. O'Rourke worked as the State Training School in 1968 and returned in 1976 as Superintendent. He will reflect on his experiences throughout the presentation.  Admission to this program is free for Goodhue County Historical Society members…

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Crescents Base Ball Festival

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Anderson Center at Tower View, 163 Tower View Drive
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Enjoy a day of 1860s base ball at the Anderson Center!  The Crescents Base Ball Club of Red Wing will be hosting the La Crescent Apple Jacks, Northfield Silver Stars, Quicksteps Base Ball Club, and Rum River Rovers for a day of gentlemanly competition.  Concessions will be available at the event.  The Crescents will be hosting a raffle to raise funds for the team's equipment and the History Center. Match Schedule 10 a.m.           Northfield Silver Stars…

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Book Talk in Cannon Falls: Patriot Hearts

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cannon Falls Public Library, 306 Mill St. W.
Cannon Falls, MN 55009 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I pride and prejudice that divided people across Minnesota, particularly the counties of Goodhue, Jackson, and Martin, on October 17. Patriot Hearts: World War I Pride and Prejudice in a Minnesota County was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will begin at 6 pm in the Cannon Falls Public Library. Minnesota’s turbulent World War I years produced bloody conflict abroad and divisive ethnic and political…

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History Break: The Evolution and Impact of Rock & Roll in the 1960s

October 18 @ 12:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Mix up your lunch routine with our free, lunch time program History Break. Enjoy your meal while you learn about one aspect of local, state, or national history. This month, our History Break program will focus on Rock & Roll in the United States.  Mike Arturi, Universal Music Center founder and lifelong professional musician and music lover, will present the dynamic and edgy history of Rock & Roll in the 1960s. Mike will explore the birth of Rock and Roll in the 50's,…

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Book Talk in Pine Island: With Love to All

October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pine Island Area History Center, 314 N. Main St.
Pine Island, MN 55963 United States
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Come to a book talk on the World War I experiences of Minnesota brothers Marland and Stanley Williams on October 19. With Love to All: The World War I Letters and Photographs of Two Minnesota Brothers Marland and Stanley Williams was published by the Goodhue County Historical Society in June 2017. The talk will be held at the Pine Island Area History Center beginning at 6 pm. Assembled and published for the first time, this collection of photographs and letters…

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