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. Twice each year we debut a new installment in our township exhibit series. Visitors will find national and state-wide traveling exhibits in the Main Lobby. Check back often for our most up to date exhibit schedule.


New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota, 1825-1925

Opens January 7, 2017


Image courtesy of the GCHS

This traveling exhibit explores the first 100 years of Norwegian immigration in Minnesota, and is the work of the St. Paul Sons of Norway Synnove-Nordkap lodge volunteers. The panels interpret primary materials and secondary research of Professors Carlton Qualey and John Gjerde on one of the earliest and largest ethnic groups to settle the Minnesota frontier. One in five Minnesotans claim Norwegian ancestry.

Special thanks to the Sons of Norway Foundation, the Ramsey County Historical Society, and the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grants Program.


Cherry Grove Township

Opens February 4, 2017


Image courtesy of the GCHS


Coming of Age: The 1968 Generation

Coming April 2017


Growing up amidst political turmoil and revolutionary social change had a lasting impact on teens in the late 1960s. This special exhibit looks at the pivotal events—both far away and close to home—that forever shaped the lives of this generation.

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