Current Events

Looking for things to do in Rochester? The History Center offers a variety of events all year round throughout Olmsted County. All events are listed at Central Standard Time (CST) unless otherwise stated. As a non-profit, our events are only possible with the support of the community! If you would like to sponsor an event, call the History Center at 507-282-9447, or contact us by email.

For members tickets, please keep in mind that your discount only applies to the same number of tickets that your membership applies to. For example, if you have an Individual membership, you may get one ticket at the discounted rate. All other tickets should be purchased at the full rate. If you have the Individual Plus membership, you are welcome to purchase two tickets at the discounted rate and all other tickets should be purchased at the regular rate. Thank you. 



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2024 Events Coming

Storytime Fridays at the History Center

March 1st, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bring the kids to the History Center to enjoy storytime while you enjoy museum time, a walk along our beautiful grounds or time in our archives all for FREE. Encourage lifelong readers by enriching the lives of young learners with books, crafts and playtime!

Storytime Fridays at the History Center

March 8th, 2024
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bring the kids to the History Center to enjoy storytime while you enjoy museum time, a walk along our beautiful grounds or time in our archives all for FREE. Encourage lifelong readers by enriching the lives of young learners with books, crafts and playtime!

Women's History Podcast

March 9th, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join Emily and Kelley of the Wining About Herstory podcast, Saturday, March 9th from 10am to noon at the History Center to celebrate Women's History Month! Kelly loves learning about historical women and is excited to share her random knowledge with people. Emily has always enjoyed history and loves learning about the incredible ladies our history books inexplicably forgot to mention. Light refreshments provided for this family-friendly event. FREE with paid admission.  

What Keeps Animals Warm?

March 23rd, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
How do animals keep themselves warm in the winter and cool in the summer? What keeps them dry during the wet seasons? Learn this and so much more during our What Keeps Animals Warm hands-on program. During this 2-hour program, participants will feel a variety of real furs and understand how they not only help animals, but humans too. Join SPARK Children's Museum and the History Center on March 23rd, 2024 from 10am until noon, for this FREE with paid admission program.