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July 2019

Free Family Fun Day – Birthday Party!

July 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come celebrate with us! July's Free Family Fun Day is a Birthday Party Spectacular! GCHS is turning 150 years old- the oldest county historical society in Minnesota. Join us for birthday essentials like cake, ice cream, and balloon art from Dave Olson. ArtReach will lead a b-day themed craft. Come play historic games, listen to story time, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of GCHS! The free Birthday Party Spectacular will take place on July 7th from 12 PM to 3…

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History Break: Witness to the Holocaust Minnesota Survivors

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Joni Sussman, a child of Holocaust survivors, is active in Holocaust education in the Midwest. She is a  past-president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, where she continues to serve as Chair of Holocaust Education. She is a founder of CHAIM (Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota) and the Chair of the Twin Cities Annual Holocaust Commemoration. She was an interviewer of holocaust survivors for the Steven Spielberg Shoah Foundation. Her father, Leo Kibort,…

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August 2019

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

History Cruise Coming Soon Saturday, September 21st 3:30-5:30 PM        Tickets - $25 per person Join author and historian Fred Johnson aboard the Pearl of the Lake for a history of Frontenac.  Don’t forget to catch the other 160th celebration events in Frontenac!   [button url="https://squareup.com/store/goodhue-county-historical-society/item/history-cruise”

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Red Wing A Step Back in Time

August 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Join us at the History Center on Sunday, August 18th from 3-4:30 for a double feature movie day. Want to see a day in the life of a Red Wing Central High School student in 1949? Don’t miss our first movie that has a day in the life of a student from the Red Wing Central Class of 1949. Our second movie is “This is Red Wing the City, Its People and Its Industries in 1953.” Which shows various views…

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History Break – The History of the Goodhue County Historical Society

August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  The History of the Goodhue County Historical Society featuring Robin Wipperling Wednesday, August 21st, 12:00-1:00 PM Join Robin Wipperling, executive director of the Goodhue County Historical Society, as she talks about the history of the oldest county historical society in Minnesota! As part of our 150th anniversary, learn about the society’s early beginnings and some of the most interesting things it has preserved during its lengthy tenure.

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September 2019

Historic Home Tour

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Stories at GCHS: Taste and Sounds of Civil War

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Stories at GCHS: Tastes and Sounds of the Civil War Thursday, September 12th, 6:30-7:30 PM Enjoy this hands-on approach to a discussion of the Civil War from the Anoka County Historical Society. An authentically costumed presenter will share artifacts, music, and a special taste of a soldier’s typical fare. People of all ages will gain a basic understanding of the Civil War through stories of Minnesota troops and their misconceptions, adventures, and disappointments during the turbulent years of war.  

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History Break – Cannon Falls History

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Cannon Falls History, featuring Zachary Wareham Wednesday, September 18th, 12:  Join us as we here from Zachary Wareham, museum director at the Cannon Falls Area Historical Society & Museum. Learn about historic Cannon Falls and its surrounding area—a cornerstone of Goodhue County!

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History Cruise

September 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

History Cruise Saturday, September 21st 3:30 - 5:30 PM $25 Per Person Join author and historian Fred Johnson aboard the Pearl of the lake for a history of Frontenac. Pearl of the Lake is a modern-day replica of the grand riverboats that traveled on the Mississippi River in the 1800's. We will board at 3:00 pm at 100 Central Pt. lake City, MN  Purchase Tickets Here!        

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October 2019

History Break: History of Halloween

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Celebrate fall with Halloween history! Join historian Jayne Becker for a look at the traditions and superstitions associated with this “haunting” holiday. Learn about Halloween’s ancient origins and discover how celebrations changed over time. From candy and costumes to goblins and ghosts, discover how and why Halloween captured public imagination and evolved into the second largest commercial holiday in the United States.

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