Examine Rochester History in the Willson Wicklund Research Center
The Research Center is available for anyone researching local and county history topics including genealogy and family history, agricultural and family farms, businesses, architectural and house histories, and more. The Research Center encompasses the Willson Library and the Wicklund Archives and is home to an array of materials that document the history of Olmsted County and Southeastern Minnesota more broadly. Researchers are welcome to use resources that are readily available in the Library or request other resources stored in the climate-controlled Archives.
Using the Research Center
Please make advance appointments for research conducted in person. Call, email, or click here to schedule your visit!
If you’re unable to visit the Research Center in person, you can submit a research request by calling 507-282-9447, by emailing email@example.com,
or by writing to Research Center, 1195 West Circle Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902. Please include your name, address, and email or telephone number
with your request. See our Resources page for searchable indexes and finding aids.