The History Center of Olmsted County is a valuable resource right in your own backyard. The History Center is here as a resource for the community, and it can help Rochester Public School teachers by offering supplemental services to the classroom as well as be a resource for the students themselves and their families. Today, the History Center of Olmsted County actively serves Olmsted County and SE Minnesota by offering a varied presentation of educational and outreach programs, special events, museum exhibits, a research center, and archives. It also offers endless options and opportunities to visit its beautiful 46 acre grounds. There is, frankly, something for everyone.
Below is a sampling of what the History Center has to offer:
These programs, brought into your classroom by a History Center employee, are each structured to support your students' specific needs and your classroom schedule.
Tours of the Four Historic Buildings
Arrange a bus to come out , or suggest that students come on their own with their parents/guardians, to visit history firsthand by touring a historic building.
Summer Day Camps
Students might enjoy the days of summer by stepping back in time.
An important part of the programming at the History Center of Olmsted County, Living History makes history more engaging. To bring history to life for the public each summer, they hold the Living History Fair--a weekend of interactive events from the 1800s. Young visited often find these activities quite engaging.
Young and old, community members often enjoy these seasonal events.
Plus, the History Center is open to all guests: consider dropping by for a visit! They are open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
If you would like to know more about how the History Center can support you as a teacher, your students, and their families please reach out to me. I'd love to help you make arrangements or to help you answer any questions.
This post brought to you by Aaron Saterdalen, Education & Programs Coordinator at the History Center of Olmsted County
Connect with Aaron Saterdalen via email or by calling 507.282.9447
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