Gateway to Minnesota History

Black & White Movie Night: Safety Last!

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

Tonight’s feature is one of the greatest of all silent comedies. Safety Last is the film in which Harold Lloyd hangs from a clock face and performs breathtaking stunts, high above the street below. If you’ve never seen it, this is your chance!

Lawns to Legumes Garden Tour Day

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

Join us Saturday, August 3rd anytime from 9am – 12pm for Lawns to Legumes Garden Tour Day!  We are building a pollinator garden at the Washington County Heritage Center through a grant generously awarded by Blue Thumb - Planting for Clean Water. For the tour, we will be sharing info about the garden plans and […]

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 […]

A Conversation with Marlene Johnson

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

WCHS is thrilled to announce an event on Wednesday, October 9 at 7pm called "A Conversation with Marlene Johnson" led by former lobbyist and artist John Kaul at the Washington County Heritage Center. Marlene M. Johnson is a true trailblazer in women's history, becoming Minnesota’s first woman lieutenant governor under Rudy Perpich’s gubernatorial administration in […]

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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 […]