Upcoming Events

What's it Worth?

Sun, Jul. 23 2017 / 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM / Cost: $15 members; $20 non-members per item

Mark Moran, PBS Antiques Roadshow appraiser, has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art.

Appraisals may include: fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks, costume jewelry, musical instruments, books, and sports memorabilia.

Excluded: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are acceptable); traps; Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious jems; Beanie Babies.

Questions about item acceptability may be sent by email to Mark Moran at moranm1953@gmail.com

Appraisals by Reservation Only! Call (507) 282-9447 to register.
Registration begins Tuesday May 23
Registration deadline: Thursday July 13

Price per item: $15 members; $20 non-members

Open to the public! Spectator admission $5


Princess Cafe

Wed, Aug. 9 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

John Perkins
“Gold Cross Ambulance History of Rochester, MN”
Listen to John speak about the Gold Cross Ambulance service in Rochester, MN before he sold the business to Mayo Clinic.

Admission: $2.00 for non-members, free for members.
Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of Hy-vee!


Movies Under the Stars

Fri, Aug. 11 2017 / 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM / Cost: $5.00 for 13-65, Seniors and kids 12 & under get in free!

Tonight’s featured movie: Rio Bravo!

Movie will begin on Schmitt Field at dusk.
Tickets 13+ are $5, Seniors (65+) are free! 12 & under get in free!!
Concessions are available for purchase! Popcorn, pop, and candy! Oh my!

Please refrain from bringing any pets, coolers, and picnic baskets on the History Center grounds. Thank you!


Days of Yesteryear

Sat, Aug. 12 2017 / 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM / Cost: $10.00, $5.00 in advance

In partnership with Mechanical History Roundtable, we are excited to bring you the annual Days of Yesteryear two day festival! This special event focuses on the history of agriculture in southern Minnesota. Tractors, threshing, demonstrators and more! This year’s event also features on Ford equipment!


Movies Under the Stars

Fri, Aug. 25 2017 / 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM / Cost: $5.00 for 13-65, Seniors and kids 12 & under get in free!

Tonight’s featured movie: Captain America Civil War!

Movie will begin on Schmitt Field at dusk.
Tickets 13+ are $5, Seniors (65+) are free! 12 & under get in free!!
Concessions are available for purchase! Popcorn, pop, and candy! Oh my!

Please refrain from bringing any pets, coolers, and picnic baskets on the History Center grounds. Thank you!