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, as well as exhibits from GCHS’s own collections. Check back often for our most up-to-date exhibit schedule.

Why Treaties Matter: Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations

On display August 31 – December 4, 2020

An interactive traveling exhibit emphasizing American Indian sovereignty as an ongoing continental reality. Learn from the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations’ new and innovative ways to create community, build sustainable systems, and relate to one another.

Unable to attend the exhibit in person? Visit the online exhibit at http://treatiesmatter.org/exhibit/

A collaboration of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council, the Minnesota Humanities Center, and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian, this project is funded in part with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 and The Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation.

Frozen Fun: Winter Pastimes in Goodhue County

Opening Winter 2020/2021

What did past Minnesotans do for fun when the weather turned frigid? While snow and cold drove others inside, the people of Goodhue County were a hearty bunch. From sleds to skating, explore the historic winter activities used to combat cabin fever!