Princess Cafe Lecture Series January 8 at 10 am - 11 am
"Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement" by Dale Blanshan, a traveling musician and historian.
Civil War Roundtable January 8 at 6 pm - 9 pm
Featuring C. J. Lee presenting " Civil War Veterans... Now What?" The Civil War ended and thousands of veterans were transitioning back into civilian life. Caring for the Veterans (Union & Confederate) with support, pensions & long term care proved a major challenge for the country.
Womens History Circle January 26 at 2 pm - 4pm
"The Work of Her Hands" rag rug making and sharing family history with Lori Feltis. Bring your own handiwork to work along with Lori or learn how to make memory rug. Historical handiwork on display.
Talking 1968: A Deeper Understanding January 31 at 11 am
" 1968 Upheaval: Where did it come from? What followed it?"
by Professor Emeritus Scott Wright
In the 1960s, Scott Wright attended the University of Minnesota and became a librarian at the then-College of St. Thomas. With a PhD in American Studies, he taught history at the University of St. Thomas from 1979 to 2010. $5 NON MEMBER
Winterfest February 1 at 10 am - 1 pm
The History Center’s annual Winterfest program features corn shelling, dress up in vintage clothing, write with a quill pen and ink, history crafts, hot cider and cookies, and a visit the Stoppel cave on the George Stoppel farmstead! Joseph and George Stoppel, brothers and German immigrants, dug out the caves in 1856. Would you live in the cave—in wintertime? They and their families lived in the caves that winter. Find out if it’s colder or warmer in the cave than outside.

There is a $5 per child fee. Parent/Guardian are free with a child admission. Fees help support the education and program department at the History Center.

From 10am-4pm, Special Olympics will offer sleigh rides on the History Center grounds. The sleigh ride is free but donations are gratefully accepted and go to Special Olympics.
SAVE THE DATE: February 8
at 3pm - 5pm
Dearest Anna: A Valentine Program

In the late 1800s, Roy and Anna, fresh out of high school, exchanged a series of love letters that Roy’s granddaughter Carol Allis has compiled into a book called “Dearest Anna”. Join us on February 8th, from 3 pm to 5 pm for a dramatic reading of some of the letters, a book signing with Carol, and the opportunity to bid on silent auction bags that include items from local wineries, restaurants, theaters, spas, and more. Whether your relationship status is single, married, or “it’s complicated”, there’s something for everyone.
Space is limited please call to reserve your seats at 507-282-9447. Tickets are $15.00 per person.

History Center of Olmsted County
1195 West Circle Drive
Rochester, MN 55902