History Center Events

The History Center of Olmsted County offers a variety of events throughout the year. Scroll down to see our recurring events. Not all of our events are listed below, so be sure to watch our Calendar so you don't miss anything! 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.


Jun 17, 2020 – Summer Day Camp

Jun 17, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

More information soon.

Jun 20, 2020 – Hangar Dance

Jun 20, 2020 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

The Veterans and Emergency Services Museum's mission is to honor the men, women and institutions who protect our way of life, and to preserve and interpret their histories with a museum in their honor in Rochester, MN. This event is our ONLY fundraising event of the year. Dinner plates as well as beer, wine and soft drinks also availible for purchase.

Jul 29, 2020 – Summer Day Camp

Jul 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Check back for more information.

Oct 15, 2020 – Fall Fest

Oct 15, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Family friendly program featuring pumpkin decorating, apple cider, wagon rides and more! $5 per child

Oct 31, 2020 – Trick or Treat @ Historic Bldgs

Oct 31, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kids will enjoy trick or treating around the History Center and the grounds. FREE




                                             Days of Yesteryear 2020
                             August 8 &9, 2020 at the Ralph Stoppel Farm


                                                                           Featuring Minneapolis-Moline
                                               Demonstrations with Live Steam Tractors and Gas Engines
                                                        Threshing of oats, Baling straw, broom making
                        See the operating sawmill, shingle mills, and woodworking demonstrations;
                   Help shell and grind corn, make butter, wash clothes, dig potatoes, and make a rope.
                                         Observe rock crushing,  Field Demonstrations (weather permitting)
                                                             Antique and Classic Cars, Trucks & Tractors
                Watch demonstrations of the Blacksmithing, Tinsmithing,and attend Country School Classes
                                                                 $5.00 with a button  / $10.00 at the gate


                                                Genealogy Workshop
                                                 August 15 & 29, 2020

Check back for more information regarding our next Genealogy Workshop with the Olmsted County Genealogical Society August 15 & 29, 2020 at the History Center of Olmsted County.


                                          Oakwood Cemetery Walk
                                    September 26, 2020 11am - 3pm

Historic Oakwood Cemetery began as a lot owner governed setting for the interment of the young town’s residents in 1863.  The walk starts at 11am - 3pm and is $10.00 adults and $5.00 for children 12 & under.



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