We are currently updating our programs to better reflect the current Minnesota Social Studies standards and benchmarks.
To learn more about our educational programs contact
Leah Brey-Fratzke at 507-282-9447 Ext 117
or email email@example.com.
Tours can include information on First Nations people, early Olmsted County history through the present, immigration, pioneer life, and changes in technology as well as topical presentations on specific eras such as WWI and WWII, architectural history, and much more.
Below is a sample of the school programs previously offered:
2nd Grade Programs
The curriculum unit on immigration, transportation, and early settlement includes a field trip to the History Center where students experience hands-on learning about Paleo-Indian life 9,000-13,000 years ago. In the W. Dee log cabin, students will experience life from the early immigrant settlement period by using tools, utensils, and techniques for period life.
3rd Grade Programs
Third grade students learn the story of early Olmsted County settlement at the Dee Log Cabin. At the Hadley Valley Schoolhouse, children experience what a typical 1893 school-day would be like, including lessons on slate-boards and reading from McGuffey’s readers. At the George Stoppel farm students get a chance to tour an authentic German style timber frame barn and early stone cave house, and see tools and technology from mid-19th century subsistence and market farming.
6th Grade Programs
While learning about Minnesota History, sixth grade classes are invited to take a closer look at Rochester’s development with a one-hour guided tour of the Historic Mayowood Mansion.
Home Schools, Scouting groups, and student organizations
Home schools and student groups can call to set up tours developed to enhance their particular curriculum.
A History Center representative is available to come to your school, organization, daycare or home school groups. We will work with you to create a program that meets your needs.