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June 2018

Stanton Airfield Tour

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stanton Airfield, 1235 Highway 19
Stanton, MN 55018 United States
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$7 – $10

Wednesday, June 13 1 PM   Meet the Goodhue County Historical Society at the Stanton Airfield for a guided tour of this site, which has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places for its role in World War II Flight Training (1942 – 1944). Participants will learn about flight training, how the airfield earned its rightful place on the National Register of Historic Places, and view a few airplanes. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from the…

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Bluffs & Brews: Paddle the Vermillion River

June 27 @ 2:00 am - 7:00 pm
$15 – $25

Wednesday, June 27 2 – 7 PM On Wednesday, June 27 the Goodhue County Historical Society and Red Wing Environmental Learning Center invite you to canoe the Vermillion River! Before we embark on the river adventure, the group will learn about the history of pearl button factories in Goodhue County. A social hour will follow at Liberty’s Restaurant in Red Wing, MN. Transportation will be provided from the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center to the launch site and back. Ticket…

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Bootleggers and Blind Pigs: Brewery and Wine Bus Tour

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Minnesota Transportation Museum, 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E.
Saint Paul, MN 55130 United States
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$25

Nowhere was the battle over Prohibition more hard-fought than in the village of Goodhue. Remmler's Brewery men protesting Prohibition.                     Prohibition was complicated in Goodhue County: some townships kicked alcohol to the curb before nation even went dry. While others in the county sold it without hesitation, and different groups of folks had very strong feelings on both sides of the issue. Hop on the bus with the Minnesota Transportation Museum…

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July 2018

Annual Ice Cream Social at the History Center

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Annual Ice Cream Social at the History Center Sunday, July 1, 12 – 3 PM Join the Goodhue County Historical Society for a patriotic-themed Free Family Fun Day! Ice cream, patriotic crafts, and more make this a can’t-miss event this summer. Kick off your Independence Day celebration early at the History Center with a free scoop of ice cream, a craft from ArtReach, and unlimited access to the museum's exhibits. While you enjoy your ice cream, visit with The Cat’s…

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Goodhue County 4-H Summer Day Camps – History in the Park

July 10 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 2:00 pm

Are you interested in joining the fun with 4-H day camps? Goodhue County Historical Society has partnered with our local 4-H to offer great programs this July! Download the registration form TODAY! History in the Park: Games of Yesteryear Tuesday, July 10, 9 AM – 2 PM, Covered Bridge Park, Zumbrota Participants will play with games and toys from the last half of the 1800s. They are reproduction toys – made to look and play just as those made 100…

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Bluffs & Brews: Canoe the Cannon River – CANCELED

July 11 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$15 – $20

Wednesday, July 11 2 – 7 PM Meet us at the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center for a brief presentation of milling history on the Cannon River. Next, we will paddle in canoes in the Cannon River to experience some of the locations mentioned in the presentation including the Welch Mills. A social hour will follow at Liberty's in Red Wing, MN. Cost: $15 for members / $25 for non-members Cost includes: transportation to and from the launch site, canoe…

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History Cruise: The Sea Wing Disaster

July 15 @ 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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History Break: Fort Snelling and the Civil War

July 18 @ 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 free monthly lunch and learn program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories.  One hundred fifty years ago our state offered the first volunteers to defend the union.  Every Minnesota soldier passed through historic Fort Snelling as did Confederate prisoners and Dakota Indian families.  The venerable Fort eventually expanded to include several large Indian camps, massive stock yards, huge warehouses, and…

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August 2018

Pop Up Museum: Oh the Place’s You’ll Go

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Van Horn Public Library, 115 3rd Street SE
Pine Island, MN 55963 United States
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Join the Goodhue County Historical Society and the Van Horn Public Library to celebrate this summer's library theme: Reading takes you everywhere! You are invited to bring any object or photograph related to the places you have traveled. Participate in this community show-and-tell event at the Van Horn Public Library through your on-topic item. Share your story with your neighbors and friends. Each person will write a label for their personal item and leave it on display in the Pop…

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Golf Ball Drop

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Golf Ball Drop Raises Funds for Goodhue County History Museum Location: Mississippi National Golf Course Date: August 16 Time: 4 pm – 6 pm Golf Ball Drop at 5:30 pm   As many as 400 numbered golf balls will be dropped by a Red Wing Fire Department snorkel truck as part of a fundraiser for the Goodhue County Historical Society. The Golf Ball Drop will take place at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Mississippi National Golf Course. The first ball…

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