Upcoming Events

Princess Cafe

Wed, Aug. 9 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

John Perkins
“Gold Cross Ambulance History of Rochester, MN”
Listen to John speak about the Gold Cross Ambulance service in Rochester, MN before he sold the business to Mayo Clinic.

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


Movies Under the Stars

Fri, Aug. 11 2017 / 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM / Cost: $5.00 for 13-65, Seniors and kids 12 & under get in free!

Tonight’s featured movie: Rio Bravo!

Movie will begin on Schmitt Field at dusk.
Tickets 13+ are $5, Seniors (65+) are free! 12 & under get in free!!
Concessions are available for purchase! Popcorn, pop, and candy! Oh my!

Please refrain from bringing any pets, coolers, and picnic baskets on the History Center grounds. Thank you!


Days of Yesteryear

Sat, Aug. 12 2017 / 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM / Cost: $10.00, $5.00 in advance

In partnership with Mechanical History Roundtable, we are excited to bring you the annual Days of Yesteryear two day festival! This special event focuses on the history of agriculture in southern Minnesota. Tractors, threshing, demonstrators and more! This year’s event also features on Ford equipment!


Movies Under the Stars

Fri, Aug. 25 2017 / 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM / Cost: $5.00 for 13-65, Seniors and kids 12 & under get in free!

Tonight’s featured movie: Captain America Civil War!

Movie will begin on Schmitt Field at dusk.
Tickets 13+ are $5, Seniors (65+) are free! 12 & under get in free!!
Concessions are available for purchase! Popcorn, pop, and candy! Oh my!

Please refrain from bringing any pets, coolers, and picnic baskets on the History Center grounds. Thank you!


Princess Cafe

Wed, Sep. 13 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Steve Lange
“Warrior From the Sky”
Steve Lange is the editor of Rochester Magazine and his articles come out every Tuesday.

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


Princess Cafe

Wed, Oct. 11 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Lanny Witter
“Olmsted County Prisoners in Andersonville”
Lanny Witter is an active member of the Rochester Civil War Roundtable and has done several lectures. He is helping the Veterans Museum become a reality.

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


Princess Cafe

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

Jane Bisel and Nicole Pierson
“The Adolph Biermann House”
Jane and Nicole worked on presenting the history of the Biermann house. It is a house dating back to the 1870’s and bought by Dr. Charlie H. Mayo. It stands at the end of the long driveway at Mayowood Mansion and is near Ivy Lodge.

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


Princess Cafe

Wed, Dec. 13 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Chuck Potter
“The Mayo Foundation House: Inside the Home of Dr. William Mayo”
Chuck Potter, manager of Mayo Clinic historic properties, oversees operations of the Foundation House and Mayowood Mansion.

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