IMG_0955.JPG"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.



                                  COMING SOON:  August 4, 2018



Featured Event

Summer Schoolhouse - Summer Day Camp


Aug 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Description: During this camp, children will have a chance to step back in time and learn what it was like to be a student in a one-room schoolhouse. When the bell rings, students will begin a day of learning and reenacting. Just like students 150 years ago, they will learn reading, arithmetic, geography, penmanship and elocution, and take part in a spelling bee. They will also have the chance to participate in recess and play 19th century games, such as hoops and graces. The bell will ring promptly to begin and end their experience in the one-room schoolhouse. Bring a sack lunch. Snack will be provided. Camps run from 10 am-2 pm. Please bring a sack lunch and wear appropriate clothing. Space is limited to 13 per camp, so be sure to make your reservations today! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. (Entering 3rd Grade-7th Grade)


$45.00 for non-members. $40.00 for members

Featured Event

Movies Under The Stars


Aug 24, 2018 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM


The History Center presents an outdoor screening of the Movie "Moana" which will be held at Schmitt field on the History Center grounds.

Featured Event

Roosters Base Ball @ St. Charles, MN (Away Game) Gladiolus Days


Aug 25, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


The Roosters travel to play Lanesboro at St. Charle's Gladiolus Days

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