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History Center of Olmsted County

1195 W Circle Dr SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55902 USA

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“History Lives Here”

Established in 1926, by its founder Burton Eaton, the History Center of Olmsted County collects, preserves and interprets the history of Olmsted County. This independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization is governed by its membership through a Board of Directors. Today the History Center of Olmsted County actively serves Olmsted County and the SE Minnesota region by collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of the region and offering a varied presentation of educational and outreach programs, special events, museum exhibits, a research center and archives. The organization owns and operates five historic buildings and properties, of which two are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The organization’s operations are managed by a professional staff in conjunction with more than 400 enthusiastic volunteers. The History Center of Olmsted County is also assisted in its mission by the support of an auxiliary organization, the Olmsted County Genealogy Society. The organization works closely in its mission through partnerships with the following organizations: Mechanical History Round Table, The Friends of Mayowood Residence and Historic Sites, The Civil War Round Table and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Dave A.

The History Center of Olmsted County is a great place to visit. They have a nice gift shop, and frequently hold events related to history, such as the Princess Café and the Rochester Civil War... Read more

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My wife and I and a couple of relatives were in Rochester for a wedding and needed something to do for an afternoon. I lived here for a few years and never knew the history museum was here because... Read more

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What I like best about this place is the cave tours they offer. The Stoppel family dug these caves in the sandstone outcroppings in the 1800s. Some old dates and rather interesting graffiti inside. Read more

History Center of Olmsted County

1195 W Circle Dr SW
Rochester, Minnesota
55902 USA
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