The History Center of Olmsted County hosts a number of clubs and organizations that work to improve our community while expanding their knowledge. Looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community or to learn with a group of like-minded folks? Reach out to these organizations today to learn more about what they do and how you can become a part of their group!

Mechanical History Roundtable (MHRT)

MHRT (Mechanical History Roundtable) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of antique equipment and rural lifestyles in Olmsted County, Minnesota. We farm a few acres the old way, operate a sawmill, woodshop, tinsmith, and blacksmith shop, and maintain a collection of various mechanical devices and farm equipment. We like visitors! Stop by and look around anytime our members are available. 
Annual Club dues are $7.50per individual or $10 per family.

Visit MHRT's website to learn more about their mission and the annual Days of Yesteryear show!
Days of Yesteryear is August 10-11, 2024. Ralph Stoppel Farmstead.
Get your button at the History Center $8 for one or two for $15.

To see a full list of Days of Yesteryear activities CLICK HERE

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

DAR is a national organization founded in 1890 with over 190,000 members and 3,000 chapters in all 50 states, Washington, D.C.; and internationally. 

To learn more about DAR, visit their website.

The Roosters Vintage Base Ball Team

The Roosters play vintage 1860s rules Base Ball at Mary Jane Schmidt Field on the History Center grounds.

Learn more about The Roosters and an updated schedule at their Facebook page!

Civil War Roundtable

CWRT typically meets the second Wednesday of each month to discuss matters and material relating to Civil War history.

For info on membership and more, visit their facebook page!

Olmsted County Genealogy Society

Interested in finding out more about your heritage or family tree? Or simply learning more about research techniques, etc.? OCGS has annual dues of just $20 for an extensive network of individuals with years of genealogy experience. Visit OCGS website for more details!

Join OCGS in welcoming Amy Rose-Haynes on June 13th at 7pm at HCOC. for "Breaking Down Brick Walls with DNA-Untangling Family Mysteries."

Please contact for more information and Zoom links..