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. Check out the schedule below - the 2018 schedule will be posted soon.
Princess Café 2018 Calendar
Princess Café Lecture Series 2nd Wednesday of Every Month at 9:00 A.M. (Approximately 1:30 in duration)
Coffee and Cookies provided!!
$2 non-members; members free
John Weiss - “The Wild Zumbro River”
John has been the PB’s outdoors writer since August 1976. He retired at the end of September 2016. He grew up in Brainerd, MN, attended St, John’s University, and worked at a newspaper in the Twin Cities before coming to Rochester in November 1975.
Paul Koeller “1918 Flu Pandemic - Southern Minnesota Day by Day Through the Headlines”
Paul has spoken at several Princess Café’s and will present a sad story during WWI. Paul is retired from IBM and resides in Rochester, MN.
John Hunziker—“The History of the Rochester Public Library”
John was the former HCOC executive director many years ago. He now works at the Rochester Public Library and he will share its history with its visitors to the Princess Café.
Corky Gaskell (aka Goose) "We knew it as baseball, before it was baseball. The history of the game"
Corky has been playing for the Roosters baseball team for 7 years and the Roosters have been around for nearly two decades. He is the captain of the Roosters and works at IBM during the day.
Virginia Wentzel “WWII Japanese American Internment Camps”
Virginia will be talking about WWII Japanese In-ternment Camps in relation to the HCOC exhibit on display in the museum.
Dana Knaak and Pat Johnson “The Plummer House”
Join Dana on a journey through the Plummer House with pictures taken by Pat.
Ken Allsen - Hattie and Henry, the Architects”
Rochester resident Ken Allsen has been a drafts-man and designer since 1995. With three books now in print, Allsen also works as a freelance architectural historian. His mission is to pre-serve the architectural history of southeastern MN.
Steve Schmitt—”MN Ancient History”
Steve was married to the late Mary Jane Schmitt who passed away in August 2017. Steve has been a long time member and volunteer for HCOC.
Lee Hilgendorf—”The Rochester Airport: It’s Changing Locations”
Lee Hilgendorf is a volunteer at the History Center of Olmsted County. He writes for the weekly Lens on History feature in the PB.
Bob Douglas “A Field Guide to Historic Sites in Olmsted County, MN
Retired Gustavus Adolphus College geography professor Bob Douglas wrote the book on well-known Olmsted County sites each person should visit while living in South-eastern Minnesota.
John Kruesel—Historic Preservation: “You Don't Know What You've Got until it's Gone"
Local Rochester historian John Kruesel will give his unique perspective on the history of Rochester, MN and to raise awareness as to the economic and community benefits of meaningful historic preservation.
Dr. Chris Boes “Lager vs. Listerism: Comparing and Contrasting the Brewers Schuster and the Doctors Mayo”
Dr. Chris Boes has presented at the Princess Café on his research of the Schuster Brewery. Christopher J. Boes, M.D. works at the Mayo Clinic as a Consultant and Education Chair, in the Department of Neurology, Associate Dean, Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medi-cal Education, Medical Director, W. Bruce Fye Center for the History of Medicine, and Professor of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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