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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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Oakwood Cemetery Walking Tour

October 26

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 26, and learn more about Red Wing’s textured past. Tours will take place at 10 AM and 1 PM. Each tour is…

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History Break: Red Wing’s Beer Brewing Past & Future

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Scott Kolby the Co - Owner of the Red Wing Brewery. As he takes participants through a history of Red Wing's beer Industry, leading an engaging discussion featuring artifacts, photographs, analysis and of course, beer! Scott will also discuss how his business proudly continues Red Wing's Brewing traditions.

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November 2019

Free Family Fun Day: Harvest Day at GCHS

November 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a fun day of harvest and Thanksgiving Activities. Listen to a fall themed story during our story time. Make your own Leave turkey at our craft station. Also try out our game of thanksgiving Bingo.  Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy

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History Break: Insurgent Democracy: Understanding the Nonpartisan League in the Age of Trump

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

Spend your lunch hour at the Goodhue County History Center for our monthly free lunchtime program! Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch with them while they soak up stories. All programs begin at noon. Space is limited to 60 people. Join Associate Professor of History at Augsburg College  Michael J. Lansing as he talks about the Non-Partisan League. In 1915, North Dakoota Farmers gouged by steep Railroad rates, exorbitant mortgage interest, and short credit created the starkest challenge to…

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December 2019

Free Family Fun Day: Winter Wonderland

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

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Goodhue County History Center! On Saturday, December 7th from 12-3 PM, visit the museum for a variety of Winter-themed crafts: decorate cookies, and design a variety of holiday-themed ornaments and gifts. The museum has also been in touch with the North Pole, and Santa will be joining us for the day, photographs are encouraged. Admission is free to all who attend.   Kick off your holiday season with the Goodhue County…

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