Current Events

The History Center of Olmsted County offers a variety of events throughout the year. 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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2021 Events Coming

Why and How Can We Save Cultural Heritage? (in person)

January 27th, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What is cultural heritage and why is it important? Learn more about the importance of local heritage conservation and preservation in Rochester, MN. Hélène Genéty will look at how the French are renovating the Notre Dame Cathedral, a project that she helped work on, and how those lessons can be applied here in Southeastern Minnesota.

Why and How Can We Save Cultural Heritage? (virtual)

January 27th, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What is cultural heritage and why is it important? Learn more about the importance of local heritage conservation and preservation in Rochester, MN. Hélène Genéty will look at how the French are renovating the Notre Dame Cathedral, a project that she helped work on, and how those lessons can be applied here in Southeastern Minnesota.

Dearest Anna

February 12th, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dearest Anna is back for the third year in a row and we are mixing it up this year! Come hear the very beginning of Anna and Roy's courtship. How did the young couple deal with a long distance relationship? How did they respond when tragedy struck at home. This brand new script will reveal even more about the love and life of these two young people from Oronoco. We are also delighted to be hosting this event in person at the Rochester Repertory Theatre (103 7th St NE, Rochester, MN 55906), where we will have Anna and Roy once again doing a reading of their hidden love letters.

The Call of Antarctica: Exploring and Protecting the World's Coldest Continent Author Talk (virtual)

February 19th, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Leilani Raashida Henry’s new book The Call of Antarctica takes readers on a journey to the rugged Antarctic landscape to learn its history, its present, and the importance of protecting its future. In the book, Leilani weaves her father's experiences on Admiral Byrd’s III expedition, as an introduction to this land that is owned by the world. She will read diary entries from the book and her play Antarctic Soul, as well as, talk about what she discovered through her research. After her presentation, the author will be signing copies of her book!

The Call of Antarctica: Exploring and Protecting the World's Coldest Continent Author Talk (in person)

February 19th, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Leilani Raashida Henry’s new book The Call of Antarctica takes readers on a journey to the rugged Antarctic landscape to learn its history, its present, and the importance of protecting its future. In the book, Leilani weaves her father's experiences on Admiral Byrd’s III expedition, as an introduction to this land that is owned by the world. She will read diary entries from the book and her play Antarctic Soul, as well as, talk about what she discovered through her research. After her presentation, the author will be signing copies of her book!

The Mayowood Historic Landscape (in person)

May 12th, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Come with us as we take a look at the historic landscape of Mayowood. This presentation, which includes over 100 images of the grounds and the house, looks at the what, how, and whys of Dr. Charlie's creation of the landscape around Mayowood. What kinds of gardens did he design and why? How did the house interact with the landscape on which it was placed? Learn about all of this and more in this talk at the History Center.

The Mayowood Historic Landscape (virtual)

May 12th, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Come with us as we take a look at the historic landscape of Mayowood. This presentation, which includes over 100 images of the grounds and the house, looks at the what, how, and whys of Dr. Charlie's creation of the landscape around Mayowood. What kinds of gardens did he design and why? How did the house interact with the landscape on which it was placed? Learn about all of this and more in this talk at the History Center.