Upcoming Events

Movies Under the Stars–McLintock!

Fri, Aug. 8 2014 / 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM / Cost: Adults - $1; Seniors (65 & over) & Children (12 & under)- Free

McLintock!

A unique outdoor movie-watching experience. See films in the open air of Schmitt Field!

Concessions Available on Grounds

Movie Starts at Dusk (About 9PM)

In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Stoppel Barn.


Days of Yesteryear

Sat, Aug. 9 2014 / 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Cost: $5 Advance Sale, $7 at the Gate; Exhibitors and 15 & Under - Free

The Mechanical History Roundtable’s Days of Yesteryear will once again be held on the HCOC grounds! Come experience the sights and sounds of classic and antique machinery, from cars and trucks to tractors and threshers!

If you like baseball, watch the Hens & Chicks and the Roosters play baseball according to 1860′s rules! Games at 11 am and after the 1 pm Parade of Power.

Numerous other activities will also be available!

For more information, visit the MHRT website, email mlohnstad@mhrt.org, or go the old fashioned route and send physical mail to:

Ross Turner, Treasurer
MHRT
9707 35th St, SW
Byron, MN 55920


Days of Yesteryear

Sun, Aug. 10 2014 / 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Cost: $5 Advance Sale, $7 at the Gate; Exhibitors and 15 & Under - Free

The Mechanical History Roundtable’s Days of Yesteryear will once again be held on the HCOC grounds! Come experience the sights and sounds of classic and antique machinery, from cars and trucks to tractors and threshers!

If you like baseball, watch the Hens & Chicks and the Roosters play baseball according to 1860′s rules! Games at 11 am and after the 1 pm Parade of Power.

Numerous other activities will also be available!

For more information, visit the MHRT website, email mlohnstad@mhrt.org, or go the old fashioned route and send physical mail to:

Ross Turner, Treasurer
MHRT
9707 35th St, SW
Byron, MN 55920


Evening at the Schoolhouse

Tue, Aug. 12 2014 / 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Experience school in the 1880s! Fun for both young and old, this event provides the opportunity to learn about education in the late 19th century in an engaging and interactive fashion.

In a shortened version of a school day, students of all ages will study subjects from elocution to arithmetic, and engage in various other school house activities, including period-appropriate songs and pledges.

Free-will donations accepted.


Princess Cafe–Don Dallman and Ron Machacek

Wed, Aug. 13 2014 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2 for general public, free for members

The History of the Rochester Police Department

By Don Dallman and Ron Machacek


International Professional Car Show

Sat, Aug. 16 2014 / 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

The History Center of Olmsted County will be hosting the Professional Car Society’s annual car show!

Come down to the grounds to see a variety of professional cars!

What is a professional car?
According to the the Professional Car Society website,
“A professional car is loosely defined as a custom-bodied vehicle based on passenger car styling and used in the funeral, rescue or livery services. Such vehicles may be hearses, flower cars, service cars, ambulances, limousines, or cars which are specially built to combine two or more of these functions, such as combination hearse-ambulances, sedan ambulances, or invalid coaches.”

These vehicles are rarely seen on the streets; this is an opportunity to view a range of unique cars!

Concessions available on grounds.


Movies Under the Stars–Frozen

Fri, Aug. 22 2014 / 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM / Cost: Adults - $1; Seniors (65 & over) & Children (12 & under)- Free

Summer heat getting to you? Cool down with Disney’s Frozen!

A unique outdoor movie-watching experience. See films in the open air of Schmitt Field!

From 7:00PM to 7:45PM, the Rochester Community Band will perform music from Frozen; the movie will start at dusk (about 9PM).

Concessions Available on Grounds

In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Stoppel Barn.


Irish Fest

Fri, Aug. 29 2014 / 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM / Cost: Free!

Irish Fest is coming to the History Center of Olmsted County! Celebrate your Irish heritage, learn about Irish culture, or just show up and enjoy the music, dancing, games, and more!

Highlights include: live bands, dancing, Irish dogs, Gaelic games, children’s activities, and a cultural center!

Check out the Irish Fest Website, or the Irish Fest Flyer for more information.


Irish Fest

Sat, Aug. 30 2014 / 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM / Cost: Free!

Irish Fest is coming to the History Center of Olmsted County! Celebrate your Irish heritage, learn about Irish culture, or just show up and enjoy the music, dancing, games, and more!

Highlights include: live bands, dancing, Irish dogs, Gaelic games, children’s activities, and a cultural center!

Check out the Irish Fest Website, or the Irish Fest Flyer for more information.


Irish Fest

Sun, Aug. 31 2014 / 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM / Cost: Free!

Irish Fest is coming to the History Center of Olmsted County! Celebrate your Irish heritage, learn about Irish culture, or just show up and enjoy the music, dancing, games, and more!

Highlights include: live bands, dancing, Irish dogs, Gaelic games, children’s activities, and a cultural center!

Check out the Irish Fest Website, or the Irish Fest Flyer for more information.