Upcoming Events

The Alan Calvano Lecture Series

Sun, May. 7 2017 / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Andrew Williams and Dave Beck present, “Video Game History and Backstory.”

Whether you grew up playing Pac-Man or World of Warcraft, you’ll dig this look at video game design’s backstory and the use of history in video game narratives.


Princess Cafe

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

June Anderson
“National Medal of Honor Recipients From Minnesota”

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


Princess Cafe

Wed, Jun. 14 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Bryce Pronk
“The History of the Rochester Fire Department”
Bryce Pronk is a Rochester Fire Fighter who has served our community for the last three years. He has graciously agreed to speak on the Rochester Fire Department’s 150 years.

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


Princess Cafe

Wed, Jul. 12 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Don Borcherding
“Surveying History of Olmsted County”
Don Borcherding is a licensed engineer and surveyor in Minnesota and Iowa. He is a graduate of Iowa State, retired President of Yaggy Colby, and past president of Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors.

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


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: 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!


Movies Under the Stars

Fri, Aug. 25 2017 / 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM / Cost: 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!