We are Minnesota's 1st County Historical Society, founded in 1869. Come visit our History Center to view exhibits on industry, archaeology, and much more.
The mission of the Goodhue County Historical Society is to serve as the steward for county history by collecting, preserving, and promoting the natural and cultural history of Goodhue County and its people.
As Minnesota’s first county historical society, the Goodhue County Historical Society was chartered in 1869. Our facility features over a dozen exhibit spaces, a full-service research library, educational programs, and gift shop.
1971 American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for a well-rounded program that includes an interpretative museum, a well-edited and -printed newsletter, workshops, tours and research aids.
1993 Red Wing Heritage Preservation Commission Award of Merit for Special Contribution to the Historic Quality of Red Wing.