Princess Café Lecture Series

Do you like learning about a variety of history? Join us for the Princess Café Lecture Series on the second Wednesday of each month at the History Center of Olmsted County. 

Admission: $2.00
Members: Free!

Princess Café 2019 Calendar

Princess Café Lecture Series 2nd Wednesday of Every Month at  9:00 A.M. (Approximately 1:30 in duration)

Please be aware that starting in June 2019 the lectures will start at 10:00 a.m.

Coffee and Cookies provided!!

$2 non-members; members free


Wed, 02/13/2018
"Sketching the Stories of Vietnam Veterans" by Al Smith
Al recently took up pencil drawing again after being on a more than 50 year hiatus.
Now he shares his love of drawing with you.

Wed, 03/13/2019
"The History of Locks and Dams" by John Weiss
John was the PB's outdoor writer from August 1976 to September 2016. 

Wed, 04/10/2019
"If Only You Would Ask" by Eileen Berger and Joan Bachman

Mother-daughter duo teamed up for five years to make this timeless resource available 
for all those who spend time with the elderly.

Wed, 05/08/2019
"The Carillion Bells of Mayo Clinic" by Austin Ferguson

The original 23 bells were the gift of Drs. William J. and Charles H Mayo.

Wed, 06/12/2019
"Murders of Olmsted County" by Bob Haeussinger


Wed, 07/10/2019
"1800s Logging:  The Dangerous Frontier" by Zach Klaus

Zach is a member of MHRT and past president.  He enjoys running the saw mill, driving tractors and collecting firearms.

Wed, 08/14/2019
"Taking the Lead: Rochester Women in Public Policy, 1970-1990" by Jane Callahan

Jane helped write the book "Taking the Lead".

Wed, 09/11/2019
"Mayowood:  Gardens, Ponds and Islands" by Jane Yunginger

Jane is a master gardener and owner of "The Gathering Basket".

Wed, 10/9/2019--10:00 a.m.
"KKK in MN and Olmsted County" will be presented by Aaron Saterdalen

Please stop into our giftshop for a copy of Elizabeth Dorsey Hatles' book.


Wed, 11/13/2019
"Lost Rochester" by Amy Hahn

Amy is the published author of more than 8 books.

Wed, 12/11/2019
"The Nutcracker:  A Christmas Story" by Aaron Saterdalen

Aaron has been on staff at the History Center as Education and Programs Coordinator for over 4 years.



                                                                  5:30pm at the HCOC Crawford Room

                          The goal of the Alan Calavaro Lecture Series is to encourage the exploration of history through                                                                   programs and events for children and adults.

                                                                               September 28, 2018:
                                                                     "Battlefield Medicine in WW1"
by Micheael Eckers 

                                                                                  October 19, 2018: 
                                                                           "If Only You Would Ask" 
by Eileen Berger and Joan Bachman
                                    A guide to having meaningful conversations with family and friends.

                                                                                   January 24, 2019
                                                                    "Carillion Bells of Mayo Clinic"

                                                                                    by Austin Ferguson

                                                                               February 21, 2019
                                                                           "Black Baseball in MN"

                                                                                    by Frank White

                                                                                    May 21, 2019
                                                                   "Mental Illness in Olmsted County"

                                                                                    by Aaron Saterdalen





Nov 13, 2019 – Princess Cafe

Nov 13, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

"The Lost Rochester" by Amy Hahn

Dec 11, 2019 – Princess Cafe

Dec 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

"The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story" by Aaron Saterdalen

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