July 20, 2019 at 11 am there will be no Mayowood Tour.  Tours will still                            be at 10 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3pm.  



               Found key on HCOC grounds, call to collect: 507-282-9447

                                     KTTC COVERS HISTORIC FIND AT HCOC!

Brian Wegman compares his discovery next to an adult mammoth tooth on display.



           Rochester Womens Magazine and HCOC Living History Fair



                       For more information and the current issue please click:  http://www.rwmagazine.com

                          FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LIVING HISTORY FAIR PLEASE CLICK HERE                                                                  https://www.olmstedhistory.com/going-on/Living%20History%20Fair.html






          Not a member?  Still want to know whats                                           going on at HCOC?  

Send us your email and we will be sure to include you in all of the great offerings at the History Center.


      Register for the 2019 History Center Summer Day Camps
                          July 24:  "Pioneer Life in the Cabin"
                         August 7:  "Summer Schoolhouse"
                                                10am - 2pm


             For more information:   https://www.olmstedhistory.com/going-on/education.html 
                                                     or email:  programs@olmstedhistory.com

             Printable forms available:   https://www.olmstedhistory.com/going-on/education.html



 Buttons available for $5.00 now at the HCOC front desk.

       Threshing of oats, Blacksmithing, Tinsmithing, shell and grind corn, make butter, ropes and more!




                                                                                                                         NOW OPEN...TRAVELING IN THE 50'S




                                                                                                                            "TRAVELING WHILE BLACK"

      The History Center of Olmsted County would like to thank you                all for sharing in our exhibit opening "Traveling While Black" . 
          The exhibit will be shown during our regular business hours
          of 9 a.m. thru 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.                                                                       
 Thanks to our generous sponsors:  Think Bank, Jim & Judy Sloan
                                                        and Ed-Ventures.



                                                CULTURAL PROGRAMMING FOR PEOPLE WITH MEMORY LOSS                   
                                                                   First Monday of every month 10:30-noon

SPARK! at the History Center of Olmsted County is a monthly program designed specifically for people living with memory loss and their care partners. SPARK! is not about the objects, artwork or documents, but rather the items serve as a jumping-off point for sharing stories, conversation and friendship.

SPARK! is for adults with memory loss and related dementia in the early to middle stages and their care partners.  Care partners are encouraged to actively participate.  Confidentiality and dignity are always respected.

                             Space is limited. Register by calling Aaron Saterdalen at 507-282-9447 or email                                                                                             programs@olmstedhistory.com


    This program is free thanks to the generous support from https://www.madonnalivingcommunity.org 
                                                                                        and Jim & Judy Sloan




Featured Event

Living History Fair


Jul 20, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Living History Fair July 20, 2019 and July 21, 2019

Featured Event

Living History Fair


Jul 21, 2019 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Living History Fair July 20, 2019 and July 21, 2019

Featured Event

Pioneer Life in the Cabin Daycamp


Jul 24, 2019 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Description: Are you ready to travel back in time? Young boys and girls will have the chance to see what life was like and pretend they lived 150 years ago. They will work alongside an interpreter as they live the life of a pioneer child. Children will tend the garden, beat the rugs, wash clothes, play pioneer games, and more! These children will have the chance to do their own reenacting which not only helps them to remember history more, but also creates an interest in learning more. When children can “participate” in history, it becomes real to them. It is no longer just something that they read about, they now comprehend it. Give your child the chance to be a pioneer, come to Pioneer Life at the Cabin Summer Day Camp. Bring a sack lunch. Snack will be provided. Camps run from 10am-2pm. Please bring a sack lunch and wear appropriate clothing.


$40.00 member/ $45.00 non-member

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

FAX: 507-289-5481