To view the 2012 Annual Report & DVD click on the links below;
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!
Maywood Mansion tour season will begin May 11th, 2013! Call the History Center for ticket information, hours and availability!
Community Gardens Available at the History Center of Olmsted County.
Please join us for gardening season! Plots 12′ x 20′ are available at a rental of $50.00 for the 2013 season! Opening of the gardens is dependent upon weather and soil conditions. Tilling will be done by the History Center and water is available at the site. Application and payment to reserve a plot should be made at the History Center, Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 5pm. Contact Sherry Lawrence at 282-9447.
History Center of Olmsted County participating in ‘Experience Pass Program!’
The History Center of Olmsted County will be participating in the ‘Experience Pass Program’ taking place April 8th-June 29th, 2013. Come tour the museum facility, the George Stopple Farmstead, the William Dee Cabin and much more! Click on the brochure link below for more details!
A Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grant has been awarded to the HCOC to update the Historic Structures Report for the George Stoppel Farmstead. This is an important step in the complete restoration of the site. This is one of the major projects of the HCOC for the next few years. The Report will be complete and presented in the spring of 2013.
History Center is a stop on the Rochester Trolley Tour Route.
Looking for a tour of Rochester? Check out Rochester Trolley Tours. They offering trolley service to the History Center and Historic Mayowood Mansion from selected stops, including for the Christmas tours. Please see their web page for information.
History Center and Mayo Clinic Proposed
The HCOC Board of Directors have approved a proposal for a partnership between the History Center and Mayo Clinic. The proposal is being sent to HCOC Membership for approval. Please click on the links below for more information.
To Mayo Clinic, Wells Fargo and the Judy & Jim Sloan Foundation for supporting the Human Landscapes: The Story of Us exhibit.