Upcoming Events

Telling Your Stories

Wed, Jan. 25 2017 / 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM / Cost: $35.00

Join us for “Telling Your Stories”, run by Jennifer Koski from the Rochester Post Bulletin and KSMQ. This workshop will cover how to write your own life story as well as those of others with the help genealogical resources and oral history. This four-session writing class will help attendees record their own personal stories, and if they choose, stories of their families and communities.

The workshop will be held at the History Center of Olmsted County from 12:00-1:00 pm on January 11, 18, 25, and February 1.

Fee:
Members – $30 (all 4 sessions)
Non-Members – $35 (all 4 sessions)
Individual Sessions – $10

Please bring note-taking materials. Sack lunches are encourged!

Presented by the History Center of Olmsted County and the Rochester Public Library in partnership with Our Stories, Our Community Legacy Grant


“Taking the Lead: Rochester Women and Public Policy, 1970- 1990” with Jane Callahan JD

Thu, Jan. 26 2017 / 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM / Cost: FREE!

“Taking the Lead: Rochester Women and Public Policy, 1970 – 1990,” is a book developed and written by members of The League of Women Voters in Rochester in 2013. It tells the stories of 25 women from Olmsted County who became the first women to hold a wide variety of positions in the public sector, paving the way for other women to follow. The personal and professional efforts of the honored women range from local positions, such as the first woman to chair the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners, to state and national positions such as the first woman to become a District Court judge in rural Minnesota or the first woman to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis or the first woman elected to the Minnesota Senate in her own right. This class will showcase the women of the book with brief stories of their successes.

Bio: Jane Callahan J.D. taught at RCTC for 12 years in the Social Studies department. Jane has a History degree and J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. Jane is the current Vice-President of the RCTC LIFE Board.


Telling Your Stories

Wed, Feb. 1 2017 / 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM / Cost: $35.00

Join us for “Telling Your Stories”, run by Jennifer Koski from the Rochester Post Bulletin and KSMQ. This workshop will cover how to write your own life story as well as those of others with the help genealogical resources and oral history. This four-session writing class will help attendees record their own personal stories, and if they choose, stories of their families and communities.

The workshop will be held at the History Center of Olmsted County from 12:00-1:00 pm on January 11, 18, 25, and February 1.

Fee:
Members – $30 (all 4 sessions)
Non-Members – $35 (all 4 sessions)
Individual Sessions – $10

Please bring note-taking materials. Sack lunches are encourged!

Presented by the History Center of Olmsted County and the Rochester Public Library in partnership with Our Stories, Our Community Legacy Grant


Winterfest

Sat, Feb. 4 2017 / 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM / Cost: $5.00 per child/Adults with children are free

We will be hosting indoor, hands-on activities again this year.
Sleigh rides for the whole family are on our beautiful grounds.

Cost: $5 per child, adults with children are free.

Pioneer Life of Olmsted County is a Rochester Winterfest 2017 event

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Princess Cafe

Wed, Feb. 8 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

John Weiss
“The Wild Zumbro River”
John has been the Post Bulletin’s outdoors writer since August of 1976. He retired at the end of September 2016. He grew up in Brainerd, MN and attended St. John’s University, and worked at a newspaper in the Twin Cities before coming to Rochester in November 1975.

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