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February 2020

History Break: A Malignant Legacy: Evolving Attitudes of White Minnesotans Toward Fellow Black Citizens

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mix up your lunch routine and take a History Break at the Goodhue County Historical Society! Bring your lunch to the History Center on Wednesday, February 19th from 12-1 PM, for an engaging and thought-provoking program on local history and race relations. Local historian, educator and award-winning author Frederick Johnson takes a a look at the long and complex record of African Americans in Red Wing and Goodhue County. Johnson's Uncertain Lives, a 2005 history on this topic, was labeled…

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A Century of Civic Engagement Exhibit Opening

February 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Celebrate the opening of a new traveling exhibit: "A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota." Featuring items from GCHS's collection, interactive activities, refreshments, and more! Come visit this vibrant exhibit that features Minnesota's suffrage story, highlighting the women who made it happen– and who continue to lead through the League of Women Voters to make democracy work for all. This event is free to the public.

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March 2020

Free Family Fun Day: Mama Went to Jail for the Vote

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

Commemorate Women’s History Month with Free Family Fun Day: Mama Went to Jail for the Vote at the Goodhue County History Center. On Saturday, March 7th, visit the History Center and learn about the brave suffragists that fought to have women’s right to vote recognized. The Mama Went to Jail for the Vote program begins at 1 PM. Also come see our new Exhibit from the League of women voters "A century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota"…

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Stories At GCHS: Julia B. Nelson: The rock on which Minnesota woman suffrage was founded.

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

Red Wing native and author Frederick Johnson will discuss the remarkable life of Julia B. Nelson, the Red Wing-based reformer who emerged as a central figure in the Minnesota woman suffrage movement from its earliest days in the 1870s until her death in 1914. She built a national reputation as a speaker and writer aptly described by a Washington D.C. newspaper prior to her 1893 appearance before a U.S. senate committee: “Mrs. Nelson is an all-around woman. She is a…

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History Break: From Minnesota’s First University to Colorado’s Second Star on the Suffrage Flag- Postponed

March 25 @ 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. For our women’s history Month History Break. 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…

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April 2020

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

April 15 @ 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.   Image attached showing John Anderson in the Chicken Coop Studio, circa…

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“Goodhue County Through the Lens: Then and Now” Exhibit Opening- POSTPONED

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please stay tuned for further updates! An opening reception for the "Goodhue County Through the Lens: Then and Now" photography exhibit on Thursday, April 16th from 5-6:30 PM. Free to the public. How much has Goodhue County really changed over the last 100+ years? This semi-permanent exhibit features historic photos from GCHS’s collection and new views of the same locations captured by talented local photographers. See how photos from back…

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May 2020

History Break: Okay Boomer!

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

Join us on Wednesday May 20th for our Digital History Break. At 12:00 we will post a link for everyone to join and watch our Speaker Chris Stout from Minnesota State College South East. For his Talk Boomers, X’ers, Millennial, and Generation Y.  What are the issues facing young adults as they try to enter to the world today?  Using information from the Pew Research Center and his own research in developmental psychology, Chris gives a sympathetic portrait of the…

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June 2020

History Break: Story Maps

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

Story Maps are a new and fun way to share the story of local history. GIS Systems Specialist Leanne Knott will share two of her recently published history Story Maps: ‘They Came for Land: Settlement Patterns in Goodhue County’ and ‘Red Wing Historic Neighborhoods’. These web applications utilize maps, images, and narrative to take viewers through a visual history spanning from antiquity to our modern day. Our presenter Leanne Knott, GISP, has been working as a GIS Systems Specialist for…

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July 2020

Free Family Fun Day: Not So Social Ice Cream Social

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Goodhue County Historical Society for our  annual Ice cream social. Unlike previous years where you were free to move around the Museum. We will be serving ice cream and handing out an activity packet and practicing social distancing in our parking lot at the History Center. Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy

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