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Discover the colorful past and fabric of life of Rochester and Olmsted County. The museum is open year-round and contains rare pictures, maps, diaries, and exhibits recounting the story of Rochester's rise as a global leader in health care. Seasonally, visitors can also explore the William Dee Log Cabin, an early 1862 pioneer home, as well as the Hadley Valley School House, a traditional one-room school. Walk or drive through the grounds of the George Stoppel Farm, a typical, self-sufficient homestead farm where the earliest settlers lived in the rootcave in 1856.The History Center of Olmsted County is your place to experience, explore, and examine Olmsted County's history. Full hours of operation and events can be located at





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