"Olmsted County and the Great War"

In honor of World War I, the History Center of Olmsted County is featuring "Olmsted County and the Great War." Click the image to the right to learn more about the exhibit and discover how the war affected the people of Olmsted County.




New Exhibit "Courage and Compassion" April 13 - June 17, 2018


Courage and Compassion chronicles the Japanese American experience during World War II, featuring local stories of bravery and extraordinary support of Japanese Americans. 

From April 13 - June 17, 2018, the Saint Mary's Alumni Association and the History Center of Olmsted County proudly present the Saint Mary's School of Nursing story. The unique untold and heartwarming stories of integrity and conscience shown by the Sisters of Saint Francis and the school of nursing towards Japanese American Women during and after World War II.





At right is the Courage and Compassion exhibit on display at Oberlin College.



The current addition of the History Center newsletter The Scribe, is now available!

Click the following link to check it out!   Scribe - March 2018


Featured Event

Alan Calavano Lecture Series - (History Happy Hour Event)


Apr 20, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Al Smith will be presenting, “Pencil Sketches of the Vietnam War."


Free Will Donation

Featured Event

Princess Cafe


May 09, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Speaker Virginia Wentzel will present "WWII Japanese American Internment Camps". Virginia will be speaking about the Internment Camps in relation to the History Center exhibit on display in the museum.



Featured Event

Roosters Base Ball @ La Crescent, MN (AWAY GAME)


May 19, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Roosters Base Ball @ La Crescent, MN

To see more programs and events please check out our Calendar of Events!


Olmsted History Center

Tuesday – Saturday
9 am to 5 p

Closed All Major Holidays.

On days that inclement weather occurs the History Center will close consistent with Rochester Public Schools closures.


Adults: $5.00
Children: $2.00
HCOC Members: Free