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Goodhue County Historical Society and History Center [MN]

The Goodhue County Historical Society seeks to preserve and share the history of Goodhue County, Minnesota. To this end, the society operates the History Center. Collections include more than 150,000 artifacts, ranging back to prehistoric times. Permanent displays address Native American life, military history, geology, natural history, sports, leisure, costume, agriculture, archaeology, business, and immigration.

The society offers exhibits, customizable one-hour guided tours of the History Center, student educational programs, traveling trunks, traveling exhibits, films for rental, artifacts available for classroom use, research library access, and research assistance. Two weeks advance notice is required for all guided tours. Traveling trunk topics include women in history, rural schools, archaeology, and immigration. A fee is charged for library use and for research assistance. The website offers historic photographs.