Lunch & Learn is a wonderful program where MVHLC members get together for an organized tour of a historic site, followed by lunch. Not only is it a wonderful way to learn and engage in the community and services around the MN River Valley, but it’s a great way to build friendships and meet new people or catch up with friends!

Tickets can be purchased for individual events or an annual membership which includes access to all three events. (Members are also asked to RSVP for individual events to ensure correct catering numbers).

The 2018 Lunch and Learn Series includes:

May 19. Guided Tour of the MN Machinery Museum, Hanley Falls.  Program Begins at 10:30 AM. Lunch at noon at Meadows Restaurant in Prairies Edge Casino.

July 21. Guided Tour of Jeffers Petroglyphs.  This special evening program begins at 5:00 PM. A catered picnic will be served.

September 15. Visit to New Ulm’s Riverside History and Nature Center.  Program Begins at 10:30 AM. Lunch at noon will be at the historic Rathskellar/Turner Hall.








Membership Options

Individual Ticket:30

Includes one event admission plus meal

MVHLC Membership: $100

Includes one pass per event and a meal at each.

Couple’s Membership: $200

Includes two passes per event and meals at each. Your second ticket makes a great gift or way to connect with someone you know that would enjoy exploring what our community has to offer.

Sustaining Membership: $150

membership includes admission to our three Lunch and Learn programs and helps sponsor our children’s summer Explorers program and lists you as a sustaining member on our website. Sustaining members help sponsor the MVHLC Explorer Program which is a learning adventure for kids in grades 1-6. They experience the river valley through unique presentations and hands-on experiences in the field.


Suggestion for a future program? 

Email the MVHLC Program Director with ideas at

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