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Winona County Historical Society

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Address: 160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987
Phone Number: 454-2723
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the...
Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.
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Winona County Historical Society

Beautiful facility that showcases artifacts from Winona County's early history. Large data base for genealogy enthusiast.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Winona
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful facility that showcases artifacts from Winona County's early history. Large data base for genealogy enthusiast.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Winona has a crazy history as a boom town on the river in days of yore and the museum partly in the old Armory and partly in a new addition really showcases history well and with lots of artifacts, pictures and exhibits. It brings the old river boom town and prohibition eras to life.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our visit to Winona. Spent almost 2 hrs here. There are lots of things we hadn't seen before. Very good history of the area.

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Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I recently re-visited our County Museum, and I was happy with what I saw. I'm someone who could spend forever looking at the little signs on historical items, and there are a lot of historical items to look at here. The majority of the items are in two floors of an old armory building. It is old, and it is... More 

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Cattaraugus, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The museum is remarkably well done and managed, for a small-town historical society. The facility itself (the old armory in town) is attractive, there is lots of space, and the exhibits are well presented and curated. You can learn a lot about the past of Winona and its environs. You may decide that you like the past better than the... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

lovely building, lovely location downtown. definitely worth a walk through, a good history of the area, fascinating. we visited during the special woodworkers exhibit in the lobby. this is a must see for those who love beautifully crafted wood furniture, artistic, and traditional, just wonderful surprise.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The town of Winona has much to offer its tourists and this great county historical museum is a key attraction to visit. Many interesting artifacts are displayed in well planned and fun-for-kids exhibits. Good use of interactive exhibits makes this a dynamic and enjoyable place to learn about the county's interesting history. A great gift shop is also on-site and... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Downtown Winona is amazingly interesting and the History Centre gives you a real feel for the place. Make sure to pick up the leaflet "Explore historic Downtown Winona" A massive fire on Independence day 1862 destroyed virtually all the buildings downtown and it rose from the ashes with some fantastic buildings. The Verkins building on third street and the Choate... More 

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being a serious history buff that has traveled (some would say) extensively, I am always impressed with Winona's History Center. It is far better than many of the state history centers I've seen and also as good as, if not better than several national centers I've seen abroad. If you're interested in history and you're in the Winona area be... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were very surprised by the depth and quality of this museum. Many artifacts of regional interest, charmingly displayed and thoughtfully described. Would be wonderful to add a few more interactive exhibits for children -- our 7 year old daughter loved the steamboat and the cave, and she was looking around for more opportunities to step back into river history.... More 

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