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History will come alive at the Goodhue County History Center this February. Students from St. John’s Lutheran School will bring local history stories to life through living history demonstrations. Families will engage with students who will be stationed throughout the History Center’s exhibits and learn about people from Goodhue County and throughout history. Free Family Fun Day is sponsored in part by Xcel EnergyFind out more »
Using traditional textile techniques, iconic Japanese objects, treasures, and motifs, each piece is hand-dyed, stitched and constructed to capture the essence of Japan from a traveler-explorer's discoveries and lifetime fascination with this ancient and beautiful culture. Exhibit opens on the day of Hari-kuyo, Broken Needle Festival.Find out more »
Enjoy an afternoon of sweets, wine, shopping and great conversations. "Hats Off" is the theme for the 2019 Bling & Chocolate, in recognition of the 150th anniversary. There will be a silent and live auction which will include a wide selection of Jewelry, scarves, hats, handbags. Throughout the afternoon, you will have an opportunity to enjoy wine, coffee while being treated to an assortment of chocolates and other desserts. You will be seated at an elegant table decorated by your…Find out more »
"Stories at GCHS" is the newest program series offered by the Goodhue County Historical Society. Stories at GCHS takes place quarterly and features exceptional historians who will engage you in a wide range of topics with connections to the natural and cultural history of Goodhue County. Stephen Osman returns to the Goodhue County History Center for Stories at GCHS, our new series which features local historians who will present a wide range of topics with connections to the natural and…Find out more »
Sashiko is a style of Japanese folk embroidery literally meaning “little stabs.” Using traditional Sashiko patterns, we will spend the evening stitching a set of two coasters while enjoying a cup of Japanese tea. A $5 material fee will be payable to the instructor at class. No experience necessary. Those registered for this class will receive free admission to view the instructor’s exhibit, “Charcoal & Persimmon: A Textile Travelogue,” the day of class and before class begins at the Goodhue…Find out more »
Discover the history and art of Scandinavian rosemaling. You will learn rosemaling in the Telemark style, learning the basics of this style which include backgrounding design, scrolls, flowers, leaves, and stems. You’ll paint a small decorative sandwich board for your home. A supply list needed will be sent out a week and a half prior to class or supplies may purchased at class from the instructor. Bring a small box (such as a lid from shoe box) to transport your…Find out more »