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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Fabulous and so fortunate to have this in Winona and the historical significance and upkeep is evident and much appreciated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous and so fortunate to have this in Winona and the historical significance and upkeep is evident and much appreciated.

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Harvard, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My husband and I like to visit historical society museums whenever we can. We visited the Winona County Historical Museum over Thanksgiving weekend and were extremely impressed. This is the most well organized historical museum we've ever seen. The layout of the museum, the timelines, the reconstructed businesses, all were amazing! We spent about 2 hours going through the museum,... More 

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Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I was only able to visit for a short while (20 minutes) before it closed: What I did see was really great though; the displays are well done and interesting to young and old alike. There was a set up made to mimic the inside of an Old General Store, a racer that ran at the Salt Flats, and so... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Most counties have some sort of museum; many of them are not very well done. This one is.... amazing! As small as Winona is, this museum seems very sophisticated. It's physical plant is gorgeous - an old armory with a wonderful entryway and lobby - a huge, two-storey soaring space that really invites - no, urges! - you to investigate... More 

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Thank Elaine H
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My husband's grandmother was raised in Winona and we were able to go to the archives at the museum to pull files for information on her family. The museum is nicely done and very interesting. Worth the small admission fee.

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Thank Ginny L
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The Historical Society has moved. We went to its new address and the people there were not aware if it was open or not and sent us to a different location which was closed during its posted business hours. Too bad.

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Thank Michael O
Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were in town for a wedding, and were interested in finding places to visit. We were impressed with the museum. For a small town, your museum, has a lot to see. I enjoyed your gift shop. I bought a book on women that settled in the region.

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Thank Maggie T
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

If you are a history buff or someone that enjoys learning about the towns you visit, don't miss this museum. Not large is size, it is full of Winona's history and exhibits are very well done. We've enjoyed many visits here and there is always something new and interesting. Easy to get to, lots of parking, easy to get around... More 

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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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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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