New Exhibit at HCOC!
The History Center's new exhibit, "The Onward March of Suffrage," is now open! 2020 marks one-hundred years since women voted in their first national election. Getting the vote was no tea party.

The suffrage movement was a 72-year struggle for women who overcame barriers, setbacks, and a disagreement that almost crippled the movement. On August 26, 1920, their goal came to fruition with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

These women made history. Visit our exhibit and learn how! Try your hand at a practice ballot. Take a selfie with one of the suffrage sisters.

As always, members get in free!

2020 Annual Meeting was a Huge Success
Thanks to all who took the time to make the 2020 Annual Membership meeting a success. Due to the pandemic we conducted a vote-by-mail election and participation was overwhelming. Way to go!
Dee Cabin and Hadley Valley Schoolhouse
are now open!


Hadley Valley Schooolhouse
This historic building was built in 1885 in Haverhill Township and is now located on the property of The History Center of Olmsted County.




William Dee Cabin
Built in 1862 by William Dee and his wife Bridget. It now stands on the History Center property for seasonal public tours.

Self guided tours are available Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 with the purchase of a museum ticket.
All members are FREE!

The History Center will be closed
July 4, 2020
in observance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence 244 years ago.
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
Photos is of Company K of the Minnesota State Guard of a Rochester, MN 4th of July Parade in the 1940's
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History Center of Olmsted County
1195 West Circle Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55902
507-282-9447