Tour our History Center!
What will we see on a tour?
On a one-hour tour, visitors will see highlights from the collection related to subjects such as geology, natural history, archaeology, Native American history, the military, immigration, business and industry, sports and leisure, clothing, rural schools, and agriculture. Tour groups may choose to have a more focused tour of just a few of the exhibits. Let us know what your interests are when you make your reservation.Tours should be arranged at least two weeks ahead of schedule. Phone, write or e-mail,
Name of group
Contact person/phone number/mailing address
Desired tour date and time (We are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday,
1- 5 p.m.on weekends, closed on Mondays)
Number of persons in the group
Age group (Seniors/adults/children under 16)
Length of tour (A tour is usually one hour in length.)
Do you want a tour guide or will you guide the group yourself?
Subjects of special interest
National History Day encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. The 2009 theme is “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”
Students in grades 6 through 12 participate in History Day fairs where their projects are evaluated by historians, educators and professionals. Many students will also be eligible to advance beyond school fairs and participate in the regional and state History Day events in the spring. The top two entries in each category of the State History Day even are eligible to participate in the National History Day contest in June near
We have many sources available to help the student construct their project. Some of our sources are oral histories, letters, diaries, memoirs, photos, to name a few.
Rural School lesson
What? D.A.S.H. stands for "Developing Awareness of Students' History."
Who? D.A.S.H. is open to all 4th, 5th, and 6th
graders in Goodhue County school districts.
Where? All sessions are held at the Goodhue County History Center,
When? D.A.S.H sessions are offered annually in October.
How? Small groups of students will rotate through the history center, as they are guided to learning stations to explore various topics of history with experienced session leaders. Station focuses may include: Native American Life, Rural Schools, Cultures and Immigration, Military History, Pioneer Living and Skills, Technology and Industry, Reptiles, Woodcarving and Agriculture.
For further information please contact Outreach Coordinator at (651) 388-6024 or e-mail: email@example.com
always needed for leading sessions and to assist in many other ways. Call (651)
388-6024 if you would like to find out more about participating in this
important school program.
Opportunity: Library/Archives Interns
The GCHS is seeking library/archives interns. Interns will gain hands-on experience in working with archival materials, cataloging, registration, and records management.
The Jean M. Chesley Library serves approximately 800
patrons a year, researching topics from genealogy to business history to county
geography. The archives contains some 100,000 artifacts, making for endless
2008/2009 Internship Opportunity: The project is assigning call numbers to all of the 2000+ books in the history center's holdings to the LCC. Currently, no books in our library and archives have call numbers. This project could take multiple interns over a course of time.
Qualifications: course work in library or museum
science, history, American studies, or related fields. Strong
organizational, written, and oral skills required. Familiarity with PC and
Macintosh computers desirable. Required commitment of at least 75 hours. Hours
To apply, submit cover letter and resume. Applications reviewed year around.
For more information contact:
Goodhue County Historical Society
1166 Oak Street
Red Wing MN 55066