Women's History Circle at the History Center January 26
The Work of Her Hands: Rag Rug Making and Sharing Family History with Lori Feltis. Gathering and Food - Bring                                    your own handiwork to work along or just learn how to make a memory rug. 
                                                                            $2 non member donation


                      Click below to see the January HCOC Events Email
                                                                 ⇩  ⇩


                                  Dearest Anna:  A Valentines Program♡
                                             February 8, 2020 3 - 5pm

    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 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.
                  $15.00 each and space is limited so please call to reserve your seats at 507-282-9447




                                                                              Feb 20, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Book signing and talk with James Donadio, Jr. MD. Dr. Donadio, now a retired Mayo Clinic nephrologist, had just completed his residency at Mayo Clinic in 1966 when he was drafted into the Vietnam War to supervise a renal intensive care unit. On his first day at the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, he treated the first patient in the war zone to receive hemodialysis. In addition to providing nephrology care, he also provided trauma care and treatment for tropical diseases. He spent one year in Vietnam and completed his military commitment at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  $5 non member




                                                                   NEWEST EXHIBITS at HCOC

                                                                     "The 1968 Generation"                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                       "The Rochester Symphony:  100 Years"  ♬ ♪ ♬ ♫


                                           Check out our Gift Shop for RSO Tee Shirts!!   




Featured Event

HCOC Board Meeting


Jan 29, 2020 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM




Featured Event

1968 Upheaval: Where did it come from? What followed it?


Jan 31, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Program by Scott Wright. He has a PhD in American Studies , he has taught history at the University of St. Thomas from 1979-2010. $5 member / free memebers


$5.00 non member

Featured Event



Feb 01, 2020 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Free will donation for the Special Olympics for all sleigh rides. 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. $5 per child and free will donation is separate for all sleigh rides from 10am - 4pm. $5 per child


$5 per child and free for parents

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.


Adults: $5.00
Children: $2.00
HCOC Members: Free

Phone:  507-282-9447