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November 2020

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

January 27 @ 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.   This months history break is a virtual event. You can join…

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February 2021

Free Family Fun Day: Frozen Fun

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come take a look at our newest temporary outdoor exhibit Frozen Fun. What did past Minnesotans do for fun when the weather turned frigid? While snow and cold drove others inside, the people of Goodhue County were a hearty bunch. From sleds to skating, explore the historic winter activities used to combat cabin fever! Inside there will also be some winter themed games and crafts to do around the museum. Free family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel…

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History Break: A Look Back In Time

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

Join us for this special history break! Take a step back in time with us with some old home videos from our collection see a number of home movies that the history center has collected. View Goodhue county through the lens of past residents and see what they found interesting enough to film. This months history break is on zoom follow the link below to join the day of the program. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83452610923

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March 2021

Free Family Fun Day: Snapshots in History

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for some photo themed fun for our March Free Family Fun Day. Photos are one of the many things that the historical society collects and preserve. Come and enjoy some photo themed activities and crafts. Also come and look at our new photography exhibit in our meeting room with pictures from around the county in the past and recreated in present.

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History Break with speaker Mike Wilson

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

Join our speaker Mike Wilson as he talks about the Marine Museum as well as being the Mayor of Red Wing.  For over 40 years, Mike Wilson owned and operated his family’s business, the Wilson Oil Company.  In 2011, he opened Red Wing’s Marine Museum to share with the community the legacy of the Red Wing Motor Company and restored the historic Waterworks Building.  Join us for History Break using the Zoom meeting link below  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85721246974

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April 2021

Historic Story Time With GCHS

April 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for our Kid Friendly story time on Facebook live at 10:00 on April 8th. Story time will be happening every month on the second Thursday of the month this year. This month we will be reading "Passing The Music Down." Follow the link to below to join us on the the day of the program. https://www.facebook.com/events/3979206862123107

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Free Family Fun Day: Hop into spring

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Check out Free Family Fun Day at the Goodhue County History Center! From 12-3 PM on Saturday, April 10, visit the museum for our spring themed afternoon featuring crafts and activities.  Stroll through the exhibit halls with your family exploration guide and discover all the artifacts and stories that remind us of the spring season. Don’t miss your last chance to see our exhibit Frozen Fun. Bring the family to a fun-filled afternoon of activities. Paint your own flower pot.…

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