News and Announcements

The History Center of Olmsted County is hosting the newly formed Rochester American History Roundtable!

The first meeting for the Rochester American History Roundtable was Sunday, July 14th. For further information about prospective topics for future meetings contact David Allen at:


To view the 2012 Annual Report & DVD click on the links below;

2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report DVD

Minnesota Bicentennial Wagon Restoration Project

The History Center of Olmsted County would like your help contributing to the restoration of the Bicentennial Wagon, an educational piece in possession of the History Center. Clarence and Berenice Smith represented Minnesota, driving the wagon from St. Paul, MN to Valley Forge, PA in the wagon train in America’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Recently Clarence passed away and in his memory the History Center of Olmsted County would appreciate any contributions to the restoration of the wagon, which can be used as an educational piece for future generations. Please see the flyer below for more information on the project and to find out how to contribute!

Centennial Wagon Restoration Project Fund