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 28, 2020 – Roosters Baseball

Jun 28, 2020 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Roosters Baseball during Rochesterfest

Aug 08, 2020 – Roosters Baseball

Aug 08, 2020 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Roosters Baseball during Days of Yesteryear


            Exhibit Opening-Rochester Symphony: Celebrating 100 Years

To celebrate the centennial and the opening of the exhibit, on October 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm the History Center will be hosting a gallery talk about the exhibit with music performed by a string quartet made up of Rochester Symphony musicians. Artistic Director and President/CEO Jere Lantz will speak about the organization’s history as well as their current programs. Wine and light appetizers complement this visual and aural treat. $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members.


                                 WELCOME THE "1968 PROJECT" EXHIBIT
                                                   $5.00 FOR NON MEMBERS





     Harvest Moon Fall Festival- Thursday October 17, 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Every October, the History Center gets autumn-awesome with our Harvest Moon Fall Festival. This event is family-friendly, and often features things like scarecrow decorating, pumpkin painting, apple cider pressing, sauerkraut stomping, and much more!

The cost to attend is $5.00 per child and FREE for parents or accompanying adults. This year’s festival will be held on Thursday October 17, 2019, 1-3 pm.

                                 Adult Scavenger Hunt- October 26, 2019                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Discover the local food, drink, and history of Olmsted County with the History Center's Annual Adult Scavenger Hunt. You and three friends will chase leads to restaurants, bars, and other area attractions. Afterward, join your competitors for an awards ceremony where prizes will be awarded!

If you are interested in participating, please read the Adult Scavenger Hunt Instructions. Pre-registration is required and can be done by filling out the Registration Form and returning it to the History Center in person or by e-mail. 

** We are currently in need of adult volunteers for the Scavenger Hunt to hand out packets at local bar/restaurants. Please contact Aaron at programs@olmstedhistory.com for more information!**

We are always looking for Scavenger Hunt sponsors, please call the History Center if you would like to donate! Becoming a sponsor gives you an opportunity to advertise on our website and also our Scavenger Hunt literature and clues!  Teams must register by 5pm October 19, 2019.

                                                  While you’re here – take a look at last year’s sponsors.

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