Upcoming Events

German Fest

Sat, Jan. 31 2015 / 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM / Cost: $30.00 per ticket

Come visit the History Center of Olmsted County for our evening of German Fest. Come and enjoy German food provided by Johnny Mango and various wine provided by Apollo Liquor. There will also be a German food demonstration conducted during the event as well. The exhibit hall has gone through a 9 month renovation, and Phase I was completed by October 25.

Phase II of the renovation will be completed by January 31, 2015. Please visit the History Center of Olmsted County as we celebrate the completion of the exhibit hall for your viewing and learning pleasure.

Tickets are $30 each.
Contact person:  Lisa Baldus or Aaron Saterdalen at 507-282-9447

German Fest Schedule:
6:00 pm – Wine Tasting & Appetizers
6:30 pm – German Food Demonstration
7:15 pm – Landjager, Spaetzle, Rouladen, Red Sweet Cabbage
8:00 pm – Exhibit Hall Phase II Tours, German Music Wine
and Beer.





MHRT Meeting

Tue, Feb. 3 2015 / 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM / Cost: FREE!




Monthly meeting that meets in Crawford Room.

2015 Winter Fest

Sat, Feb. 7 2015 / 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM / Cost: $5 per child / Free for parents

Winter Fest 2015

Winter Fest 2015


The History Center of Olmsted County will be having indoor Winter Fest activities from 10:00 am – 2:00pm to help celebrate the Minnesota winter and to get you out of the house. There will be sauerkraut making, apple pressing, canning, butter churning, Native American activities & crafts with Nakoma, including beading. The History Center’s exhibit hall will be open to see the new exhibits on display. Cost is $5.00 per child, and parents are FREE

Master Gardener's Meeting

Tue, Feb. 10 2015 / 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM / Cost: FREE!

 Board & General Meeting for the Master Gardener’s group.


Princess Cafe' Lecture Series

Wed, Feb. 11 2015 / 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM / Cost: $2.00 per person

The topic is “Madonna Towers, it’s History and involvement in Rochester”.
Speakers are:  Bonnie Kingsley, Mark Noble, Pam Mensink and Sandy Molenda.

This event is free to members.


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Rochester Civil War Roundtable

Wed, Feb. 11 2015 / 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM / Cost: Annual Dues: $30 for an individual, $40 for a family, students free

Dale Blansham, as President Lincoln, presents “Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address.” Meeting will be held in the Lecture Hall at the History Center.





Olmsted County Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting Doors open at 6:00 for research.

Thu, Feb. 12 2015 / 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM / Cost: Free





Research Center is open at 6:00 PM for people to work on their personal research projects.  The program begins at 7:00 PM.

Visitors Welcome

Beader's Society

Tue, Feb. 17 2015 / 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Beaders Society of Southeastern MN meets in Crawford Room.

Beaders Society of SE MN

MHRT Meeting

Tue, Mar. 3 2015 / 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM / Cost: FREE!

Mechanical History Roundtable meeting.


DAR Meeting

Thu, Mar. 5 2015 / 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM / Cost: FREE!

Meeting will take place in the Crawford Room at
History Center of Olmsted County.

Topic:  Stress Reduction & Relaxation Techniques.