Upcoming Events

Adult Scavenger Hunt

Sat, Oct. 29 2016 / 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM / Cost: $40.00

Join us on our 3rd Annual Adult Scavenger Hunt! Explore Rochester and uncover its rich history while sleuthing through clues and racing opponents to the finish line! Afterward, join your competitors for an awards ceremony at the History Center. Prizes will be awarded to the first three teams to finish!

Teams of four (21+) $40 per team; pre-registration is required.
Registration forms, instructions and additional information are here: http://www.olmstedhistory.com/programs/adult-scavenger-hunt/

Princess Cafe Lecture Series

Wed, Nov. 9 2016 / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Theresa Waldof presents, “Harley Wihelm: Manhattan Project Metallurgist.”

Lecture begins at 9AM-members are free, non-members are $2.00

Coffee and cookies provided!

Rochester Civil War Round Table

Wed, Nov. 9 2016 / 07:00 PM to 07:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

November 9th, at 7 PM, the Rochester Civil War Round Table will feature Jim Ward, presenting “U. S. Grant….Galena to Shiloh”.  We will learn much about Galena, IL  & its rich Civil War history. Galena is more than just the town that Ulysses Simpson Grant left to join the Civil War and to which he returned after the war. Seven Civil War generals called Galena home. Today 85% of the towns buildings are on the National Register of Historical Places. The presentation will be at the History Center of Olmsted County, located at 1195 West Circle Dr. SW, Rochester, MN.  The public is invited.

Genealogical Society Meeting

Thu, Nov. 10 2016 / 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Exploring Family Search by Lois Mackin. This presentation shows researchers how to get the most of the records, family histories, e-books, and learning resources on FamilySearch’s updated site.”

The Alan Calavano Lecture Series

Sun, Nov. 20 2016 / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM / Cost: FREE!


Tom Ostrom-The USCG on the Great Lakes, A History.

The United States Coast Guard dates back to 1790, with missions in both domestic and international waters. Historian and retired RCTC professor speaks on the history of The USCG in Minnesota. Location: Rochester Public Library.