Upcoming Events

Irish Fest

Fri, Aug. 29 2014 / 04:00 PM to 10:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Irish Fest is coming to the History Center of Olmsted County! Celebrate your Irish heritage, learn about Irish culture, or just show up and enjoy the music, dancing, games, and more!

Highlights include: live bands, dancing, Irish dogs, Gaelic games, children’s activities, and a cultural center!

Check out the Irish Fest Website, or the Irish Fest Flyer for more information.


Irish Fest

Sat, Aug. 30 2014 / 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Irish Fest is coming to the History Center of Olmsted County! Celebrate your Irish heritage, learn about Irish culture, or just show up and enjoy the music, dancing, games, and more!

Highlights include: live bands, dancing, Irish dogs, Gaelic games, children’s activities, and a cultural center!

Check out the Irish Fest Website, or the Irish Fest Flyer for more information.


Irish Fest

Sun, Aug. 31 2014 / 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Irish Fest is coming to the History Center of Olmsted County! Celebrate your Irish heritage, learn about Irish culture, or just show up and enjoy the music, dancing, games, and more!

Highlights include: live bands, dancing, Irish dogs, Gaelic games, children’s activities, and a cultural center!

Check out the Irish Fest Website, or the Irish Fest Flyer for more information.


Princess Cafe–Penelope Duffy

Wed, Sep. 10 2014 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: Non-members--$2; Members--Free

Penny Duffy speaks about the process of writing The Cartographer of No Man’s Land (W.W. Norton, 2013), a novel that takes place in Nova Scotia and France during the First World War.

About the author:

P.S. (Penny) Duffy was born in central China and grew up in New England and Maryland. She spent 35 summers sailing in Nova Scotia, where her family roots go back to 1754. She has a degree in history from Concordia University in Montreal and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and had a 25-year career in neurologically based communication disorders. She lives in Rochester where she balances writing in the neurosciences for Mayo Clinic with creative writing. The Cartographer of No Man’s Land is her third book and first novel. A Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, it has also been published in Canada, Israel, Taiwan, and Great Britain.


Olmsted County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting Doors open at 6:00 for research.

Thu, Sep. 11 2014 / 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM / Cost: Free

Research Center is open at 6:00 PM for people do work on their personal research projects.  The program begins at 7:00 PM.

Visitors Welcome