posted Jun 7, 2012, 7:50 AM by Scott Walter
The summer season, when people will be taking trips near and far, is here! We hope people will travel around our own Goodhue County and explore its rich history. To help travelers discover local history stories, we are introducing the Goodhue County Passport program. This program promotes visiting nine history sites in the county, and we are excited that the Pine Island Area History Center is one of these sites.
HOW IT WORKS:
- The passport is valid from May 26, 2012 through Labor Day, September 3, 2012
- Everyone is welcome to participate.
- Each individual or family (one passport per family) can pick up a passport at any of the participating sites.
- The passport is free, but the traveler does need to pay the site's admission charge, if there is one.
- The sites can be visited in any order.
- Some sites have limited hours, but are very accommodating to open for you if you call ahead. (For further information about each site, please follow our links.)
- A guided or self-guided tour needs to be completed at each site. After completing the tour, a site representative will stamp and initialize the passport.
- After the traveler has visited all nine sites and all destinations are stamped and initialized, the traveler should fill out the contact information on the passport and leave it at the site. The completed passport may also be mailed to any site or the Goodhue County Historical Society.
- All completed passports will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket of area history books and gifts. The winner will be drawn on September 22, 2012, by the Goodhue County Historical Society.