Temporary Exhibits

The Goodhue County Historical Society strives to bring a rotating schedule of temporary installations and traveling exhibits to our facility in Red Wing. Visitors will find national and state-wide traveling exhibits in the Main Lobby. Check back often for our most up to date exhibit schedule.

Celebrating the Society: 150 Years at GCHS

On View May 31st to November 15th, 2019

“Celebrating the Society: 150 Years at GCHS” will dust off some of the collection’s most interesting objects. Through 150 artifacts and images, the exhibit explores the stories of several people, places, and events represented in GCHS’s collection.

Coming Soon! 

Los manos invisibles que nos alimentan: Trabajadores migratorios en América or The Invisible Hands that Feed Us: Migrant Workers in America

Opening late November

A traveling exhibit from the Carver County Historical Society! The Invisible Hands that Feed Us is a traveling exhibit that explores the life of the migrant workforce in Carver County. Beginning in 1920, migrant workers played, and play, an important role in the agriculture economy, yet due to their lifestyle they remain nearly invisible. Learn why migrant workers come to Carver County, what their work is like, how they live, and the impact they have on our economy.

A Century of Civic Engagement: League of Women Voters Minnesota

February 17th to April 3rd, 2020 

The Minnesota Legislature finally voted YES on September 8, 1919 to ratify the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, granting women the right to vote and ending the 72-year struggle for woman suffrage.

But as distinguished Minnesota suffragist Clara Ueland said that day, “Today is the commencement rather than the end of our work.” The League of Women Voters Minnesota was born, with Ms. Ueland as its first President, to help carry out the new work of empowering voters and defending democracy, with women now at the table – and in the voting booth. One hundred years later, LWV Minnesota continues to thrive as a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization promoting good government and civic engagement throughout Minnesota.

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.