The History Center of Olmstead County
The History Center of Olmstead County is a local history museum and research center located in Rochester, Minnesota. Founded by Burton Eaton in 1926, the center offers various educational and outreach programs, events, and exhibits. Its collections and exhibits have featured textiles, furniture, farm, medical, military and many other artifacts. The center also houses an archives and research library. The center owns and operates six historic properties: the George Stoppel Farmstead (which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places), the Ralph Stoppel Farmstead, the William Dee Cabin, the Hadley Valley School, and the Maywood Mansion, which was built by Dr. Charles H. Mayo, the founder of the Mayo Clinic.