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April 2021

Virtual Silent Auction – Ghost Town Signs

April 10 - April 18

    GCHS Virtual Silent Auction Ghost Town Signs Auction Starts Saturday, April 10th at 9:00 am and ends Sunday, April 18th at 4pm Goodhue County Historical Society Facebook   What is a Ghost Town Sign? A post office was once the heart of a community. Throughout the years, 65 post offices have existed in Goodhue County. Some have faded from popular memory. Others are still carrying on in their small communities. Rural Free Delivery closed a number of post…

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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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History Break: Medieval Climatic Anomaly

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

Join us digitally for our Earth day inspired History break on April 21st with Dr. Ron Schirmer. It is easy these days to feel overwhelmed by how much change is going on, and how fast things seem to be changing.  Adapting to change is, however, the evolutionary hallmark of our species, and archeology provides countless, diverse examples of past changes that humans have encountered, and thrived through.  One such example, and one of local significance in Red Wing, is a…

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May 2021

Free Family Fun Day: Natural History Day

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodhue County History Center, 1166 Oak Street
Red Wing, MN 55066 United States
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Check out this months Free Family Fun Day at the Goodhue County History Center! From 12-3 PM on Saturday, May 1st, Join us for a day of natural history  and enjoy our fossil and rock collection. Also the Red Wing Park Naturalist will be here and will help you  build your own bird feeder. Also explore your own fossil dig box and try to solve the mystery of what type of fossils are buried inside. Free Family Fun Day is…

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History Break: Eisenhower Bridge of Valor

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us digitally for our May History Break with Jay Owens the City Engineer/ Engineering Director for the City of Red Wing. He will be talking on the design of the bridge  and stories during the Construction of the New Eisenhower Bridge of Valor. Using the link found below join us the day of the program  through Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86183619881

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June 2021

Free Family Fun Day: Spanning Centuries

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

  Join us for our bridge themed Free Family Fun day. Check out our new Exhibit Spanning Centuries an exhibit on the history of the bridge now called the Eisenhower Bridge of Valor. Come and participate in a number of bridge themed activities. Try to make your own bridge and see if it hold up to the test against other bridges all check out our bridge themed coloring sheets. Also try our photo find around the new exhibits. Free Family…

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History Break: A Reflection of Minnesota Culture: The Red Wing Potteries

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

This months history break will be both in person and digital. Our presenter will discuss the changes to Minnesota culture and their influence on the products being offered by the local clay industries. This in-person presentation will include vintage images, examples of Red Wing pottery pieces and highlight selected pieces on display at the Goodhue County History Center.   Ample time will be available for questions.   Steve Brown is a long-time collector of local pottery industry items and memorabilia. Also if…

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July 2021

Free Family Fun Day: Ice Cream Social

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

Beat the heat with our July Free Family Fun Day Ice Cream Social. Enjoy some yard games and free ice cream and explore the exhibit hall Also step inside and enjoy some of our old fashioned games Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy.

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History Break: Digging in the Pottery Dump

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

Join our speaker Austin Fjerestad as he talk about his experiences digging in the pottery dump in Red Wing. Take an in depth look at the process diggers use to methodically dig and find treasures hidden in the ground. Also see some of the interesting pieces he has found  in his nearly 2o years digging in the pottery dumps. This program was pre recorded and will be premiered digitally on Zoom. Follow the link below on the day of the…

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Walk into Local History: Walking the Jordan Creek

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Did you know a river used to bisect downtown Red Wing? Or that the same river continues to flow beneath the town? This guided walking tour leads participants along the historic route of the Jordan Creek, with a collection of anecdotes and historical photographs to make the history of the Jordan Creek come alive. Tours will depart from in front of City Hall in Red Wing and end at Levee Park. Ticket Prices Members: $7.00 Non-Member: $10.00 Contact the Goodhue…

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