News and Announcements

Mediterranean Festival 2015

Join us at the History Center on May 9th from 6pm-10pm for a dinner and wine tasting to celebrate the Mediterranean cultures that can be found in southeastern Minnesota. Food and wine will be catered by Nupa restaurant of Rochester. Tickets are $30. We hope to see you there, OOPA!

 Living History Fair, Bringing the Past to Life

A weekend of 1860’s interactive events. Come celebrate the history of Olmsted County, July 25th & 26th. Witness Civil War reenacments, Civil War era medical demonstrations, 1860’s school activities, Old time baseball, craft demonstrations and so much more. Come to the history center today to receive a discount admission button for only $5.00! Tickets at the gate will be $8.00 for 12 and over, $1.00 for under 12.

Historical Weapons Exhibit

Coming in June 2015, the Olmsted History Center will be displaying several historical swords, knives and guns from our collection. Don’t miss this temporary exhibit, an exciting and interesting¬†way to peer into the past and imagine going to battle with your ancestors. Don’t forget to bring your favorite little soldier, before signing them up for our Soldier Summer Day Camp, registration form here.