Our Newest Exhibit: The Onward March of Suffrage
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.
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2020 Living History Fair Update
After much discussion and consideration the History Center decided to cancel the 2020 Living History Fair due to safety concerns and the overall uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tell us your story!
We at the History Center of Olmsted County know that history happens everyday, but seldom are we so very aware of it as we are now with the recent COVID-19 outbreak. The effect the disease has had on the world has been immediate, and only time will tell how long-lasting. As home to the stories of Olmsted County, it is our duty to keep a record of the events surrounding this outbreak as we experience them here. That's why it's so important we hear from you! Please take a few minutes to tell us the story of your COVID-19 experience. There's no time like the present, and we guarantee you future generations will be appreciative.
Explore These Helpful Spark Resources:
As we deal with Covid-19, the History Center is finding new ways to reach our membership and community. I wanted to offer some resources for the spouse/partners who are providing care for individuals with dementia. Caregivers, you are not alone. Although it feels like you are, you are not. I want to provide some content for you during this challenging time. Right now there are a few resources to take advantage of while the pandemic is taking place. First, timeslips are a great way to interact with each other by asking simple questions, showing pictures, and listening to audio. Explore these tools to SPARK meaningful involvement.
To find timeslips follow the link provided: https://www.timeslips.org/resources/creativity-center.
The second option is a resource not usually free but because of the covid-19 pandemic is free for the remaining 2020 school year. This is the Minnesota Historical Society’s northern lights curriculum: the stories of Minnesota’s past. There are 20 different topics you can choose from to prompt meaningful conservations between two or more people. To find the northern lights follow the link provided: https://www.mnhs.org/nl/#/en/.
Aug 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come watch as the Rochester Fire Department and Rochester Police Department take the field and give 1860 base ball a try. Come cheer on your favorite civil servants as they step back over 150 years to play base ball as it was played then. Concessions available on site.
To see more programs and events please check out our Calendar of Events!
Olmsted History Center
Tuesday – Saturday
9 am to 5pm
Closed All Major Holidays.
On days that inclement weather occurs
the History Center will close consistent with Rochester Public Schools closures.
Children: $2.0 0
HCOC Members: Free