Goodhue County Historical Society

Goodhue County Historical Society We are Minnesota's 1st County Historical Society, founded in 1869. Come visit our History Center to view exhibits on industry, archaeology, and much more.
Admission (for Museum and/or Research Library): Adults $5 Children 13-18 $2 Children 12 and under free Members free
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As Minnesota’s first county historical society, the Goodhue County Historical Society was chartered in 1869. Our facility features over a dozen exhibit spaces, a full-service research library, educational programs, and gift shop.

Mission: The mission of the Goodhue County Historical Society is to serve as the steward for county history by collecting, preserving, and promoting the natural and cultural history of Goodhue County and its people.

Here are some shot from our Snowshoeing adventure last weekend with the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center. Check ba...
02/20/2020

Here are some shot from our Snowshoeing adventure last weekend with the Red Wing Environmental Learning Center. Check back later this year for more Bluffs & Brews Adventure!

Goodhue County Historical Society's cover photo
02/10/2020

Goodhue County Historical Society's cover photo

01/18/2020

Goodhue County Historical Society Is Closed Today Due
To Winter Storm
Stay Safe

12/28/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society Is Closed Today
Due To Icy Roads. Please Stay Safe

12/28/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society Will Be Closed Today Due To Icy Roads Please Stay Safe

12/28/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society Is Closed Today Due To Icy Roads. Please Stay Safe.

12/23/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society Will Be Closed
December 24th 25th 31st & January 1st
Happy Holidays!!!

Did you know that the Goodhue County Historical Society has a Gift Store filled with books and unique gift ideas? Check ...
12/12/2019

Did you know that the Goodhue County Historical Society has a Gift Store filled with books and unique gift ideas?
Check out our Gift Store for your holiday shopping.
We are located at 1166 Oak Street, Red Wing

Santa Claus is coming to the Goodhue County History Center!The elves have been busy getting ready for Santa's arrival.Vi...
12/06/2019

Santa Claus is coming to the Goodhue County History Center!
The elves have been busy getting ready for Santa's arrival.
Visiting with Santa is just one of the many fun and free activities at the Free Family Fun Day.
Saturday, December 7, 12 pm -3 pm
Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel Energy

11/27/2019

Due to the Winter Storm
Goodhue County History Center will be Closed Today
Stay Safe

11/26/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society Wishes Everyone
A Memorable Thanksgiving With Family & Friends
We Will Be Closed
Nov. 28 & 29

Goodhue County Historical Society's cover photo
11/19/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society's cover photo

Today's the day! In honor of Give to the Max Day 2019, the History Center is free all day. Stop in to take a look around...
11/14/2019

Today's the day! In honor of Give to the Max Day 2019, the History Center is free all day. Stop in to take a look around, have some cookies & coffee, chat to staff members, and dropp off your donations! It's only through your generosity that GCHS has made it to 150 years!

It's also not too late to get tickets to the Hats Off to History! Gala on Saturday, November 16th. Help GCHS make another 150 years of great history!

Give to the Max at Goodhue County Historical SocietyVisit the Museum Thursday, November 14th Admission FreeRefreshments ...
11/12/2019

Give to the Max at Goodhue County Historical Society
Visit the Museum Thursday, November 14th
Admission Free
Refreshments Served

Did you know that it's only through your generosity and commitment that Goodhue County Historical Society is able to continue to collect, preserve, and promote the history of Goodhue County for present and future generations?

Come visit us on Give to the Max Day 2019 to visit with board members and staff about how your donations make a difference!
Can't stop by you can go to our website to make a donation at
https://goodhuecountyhistory.org/

Did you know it’s Native American Heritage Month? You can learn more about the perseverance and achievements of local Na...
11/06/2019

Did you know it’s Native American Heritage Month? You can learn more about the perseverance and achievements of local Native Americans in several exhibits at GCHS- the permanent “Coming Home: Prairie Island Indian Community” exhibit, co-created with the community, and the “Celebrating the Society” exhibit which closes on Nov. 11th. @ Goodhue County Historical Society

Thinking about attending the Gala on November 16th but haven't bought your tickets yet? Don't miss your chance to show y...
11/05/2019

Thinking about attending the Gala on November 16th but haven't bought your tickets yet? Don't miss your chance to show your support for GCHS and also have a fun night out!

Buy your tickets today: http://bit.ly/150thgala

Take a peek at our newly-delivered speakeasy bar, custom made by GCHS's very own Denny Schultz! You can mosey up to it f...
11/01/2019

Take a peek at our newly-delivered speakeasy bar, custom made by GCHS's very own Denny Schultz! You can mosey up to it for an "illicit" drink in just over 2 weeks.

If you want to experience the "speakeasy" in person on November 16th, get your "Hats Off to History!" Gala tickets today! You can stop in at the History Center, call 651-388-6024, or visit our website. Don't forget to follow our Facebook event page. We can't wait to see you there!

Happy November! It's time for winter hours once again. 🍂❄️We are now open:Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PMSaturday, 9 AM - 3 ...
11/01/2019

Happy November! It's time for winter hours once again. 🍂❄️

We are now open:
Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday, 9 AM - 3 PM
Sunday & Monday, Closed

Happy Halloween from the Goodhue County Historical Society! We hope your night is as magical as these “witches” from 194...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from the Goodhue County Historical Society! We hope your night is as magical as these “witches” from 1946. 🌙🧙‍♀️✨

Don't miss your chance to see "Celebrating the Society: 150 Years at GCHS!" This exhibit will be leaving soon to make ro...
10/30/2019

Don't miss your chance to see "Celebrating the Society: 150 Years at GCHS!" This exhibit will be leaving soon to make room for our big Gala event. Come take a look today!

Have you purchased your tickets for the Hats Off to History! Gala yet? Here's some delicious motivation to get them befo...
10/29/2019

Have you purchased your tickets for the Hats Off to History! Gala yet? Here's some delicious motivation to get them before it's too late!

Check out the menu, created by the folks at The Bleu Dog Cafe. You can reserve your spot at this special event by visiting the History Center, calling 651-388-6024, or by visiting our website. Don't forget to follow our Facebook event for further updates!

Want to help GCHS make another 150 years of history? Check out the Hats Off to History! Gala on November 16th! Follow th...
10/25/2019

Want to help GCHS make another 150 years of history? Check out the Hats Off to History! Gala on November 16th!

Follow the Hats Off to History! Gala event page to get a sneak peek of the night's menu (catered by The Bleu Dog Cafe) and for other gala updates.

Reserve your spot at this history-making evening today!

Goodhue County Historical Society's cover photo
10/22/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society's cover photo

"Hat's Off to History!" GalaSaturday, November 16 5-9 PM Goodhue County History CenterDon't miss this celebration of the...
10/10/2019

"Hat's Off to History!" Gala
Saturday, November 16
5-9 PM
Goodhue County History Center
Don't miss this celebration of the Goodhue County Historical Society 150th year! With historical reenactors, live music, drinks, a live auction,and seasonal food prepared by Le Chien Bleu/Bleu Dog Cafe - its sure to be an evening to remember!

Sponsored by Red Wing Shoe, Sturdi-Wheat, Edward Jones/Paul Reding and Lawrence Transportation Company

09/17/2019

History Break
Cannon Falls History
Featuring Zachary Wareham
Wednesday, September 18th, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join us at Goodhue County History Center as we here from Zachary Wareham, museum director at the Cannon Falls Area Historical Society & Museum, Learn about historic Cannon falls and its surrounding area- a cornerstone of Goodhue County!

Historic Home ToursSunday, Sept. 81pm - 4pmTickets $15.00
09/06/2019

Historic Home Tours
Sunday, Sept. 8
1pm - 4pm
Tickets $15.00

08/30/2019

The History Center will be closing today, August 30, at 3:30.

Goodhue County Historical Society is at the Goodhue County Fair. Come join us at the school house. We will be here till ...
08/10/2019

Goodhue County Historical Society is at the Goodhue County Fair. Come join us at the school house. We will be here till 12:00 pm

Come visit us at 2:00 today and see what school would have been like in 1860 in a one room school house at the goodhue c...
08/08/2019

Come visit us at 2:00 today and see what school would have been like in 1860 in a one room school house at the goodhue county fair.

Address

1166 Oak St
Red Wing, MN
55066

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(651) 388-6024

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