Gateway to Minnesota History

17th Annual Beer Tasting at Hay Lake School

Hay Lake School 14020 195th St N, Marine on St. Croix, MN

For seventeen years, this event has become the keystone fundraiser for the Washington County Historical Society.  This year the breweries attending are Bent Brewstillery, Bent Paddle Brewery, Castle Danger, Lift Bridge Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Summit Brewery, Rustic Roots winery and more! The beer is just a part of it; in addition, there will be […]

$20

Free Father’s Day at the Warden’s House Museum

Warden's House Museum 602 Main Street North, Stillwater, MN, United States

Happy Father’s Day! Bring your father/grandfather/other special dad figure in your life to the Warden’s House Museum and your favorite guy will receive FREE ADMISSION for the tour! Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16 and the Warden’s House Museum tours are at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. *Regular tour rates apply for other non-dad guests […]

Getting Started in Genealogy with Amanda Lathrop

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

Are you interested in family history but are not sure where to start? Getting Started in Genealogy will show you how to ask the right questions, find and evaluate sources, use tools such as DNA, and organize and share your findings. Amanda leads a one-hour introduction to genealogy full of stories, laughter, and fun with helpful […]

The History of the Rock Island Bridge with Herb Reckinger Jr.

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

Photo by Louis M via TripAdvisor Herb Reckinger Jr. presents on the Rock Island Bridge, a swing bridge with lots of history located in Inver Grove Heights! About the event: The Rock Island Bridge was a swing bridge connecting Inver Grove Heights in Dakota County to Washington County at St Paul Park and Newport. The […]

The Houses and History of Stillwater Builder Frank Linner & Co.

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

Eric B. Linner is the fourth generation of Linner’s working in the construction industry and from Stillwater. His great-grandfather Frank W. Linner, grandfather Lawrence W. Linner and father, David B. Linner were all carpenters/contractors. Eric is a retired architect focusing on institutional buildings including schools and government buildings. His love for genealogy started 50 years […]

Writing Workshop Series Session 1: Personal History

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

We are so excited to offer a special workshop series at the Washington County Heritage Center featuring experienced writers to guide you to creating a fun and meaningful piece of writing!  >>>Register here<<< Session 1: Thursday, October 3 @ 7-8:30pm Introduction and Personal History Workshop Leaders: Gary Goodman, Emily Krawczewski Session 2: Thursday, October 10 […]

Writing Workshop Series Session 2: Childhood Memories

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

We are so excited to offer a special workshop series at the Washington County Heritage Center featuring experienced writers to guide you to creating a fun and meaningful piece of writing!  >>>Register here<<< Session 1: Thursday, October 3 @ 7-8:30pm Introduction and Personal History Workshop Leaders: Gary Goodman, Emily Krawczewski Session 2: Thursday, October 10 […]

Writing Workshop Series Session 3: Hometown Stories

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

We are so excited to offer a special workshop series at the Washington County Heritage Center featuring experienced writers to guide you to creating a fun and meaningful piece of writing!  >>>Register here<<< Session 1: Thursday, October 3 @ 7-8:30pm Introduction and Personal History Workshop Leaders: Gary Goodman, Emily Krawczewski Session 2: Thursday, October 10 […]

Writing Workshop Series Session 4: Ancestors and Family Stories

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

We are so excited to offer a special workshop series at the Washington County Heritage Center featuring experienced writers to guide you to creating a fun and meaningful piece of writing!  >>>Register here<<< Session 1: Thursday, October 3 @ 7-8:30pm Introduction and Personal History Workshop Leaders: Gary Goodman, Emily Krawczewski Session 2: Thursday, October 10 […]

Minnesota Rural Women’s Clubs with Kate Thomas

Washington County Heritage Center 1862 South Greeley St, Stillwater, MN, United States

This event was originally schedule for Tuesday, May 21, 2024. It has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, November 6 at 7pm.  Immerse yourself in the ideas, concerns, and activities of rural women’s clubs in Minnesota from 1920-1990s.  Learn about the crucial importance of gender history to civic engagement in these rural areas. Understand how rural women’s […]