Winona County Historical Society

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Winona County Historical Society

Winona County Historical Society
4.5
History Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,436 contributions
We were part of a tour of WInona from our river cruise.. 30 minutes was not adequate time for us to take in all the timeline exhibits. They are very well laid out. Some of the exhibits brought back memories of the early 20th century. Great gift shop with both commercial and local items.

It has some striking stained glass windows for those more artistic inclined versus history buffs.
Written July 25, 2022
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Cary S
Wisconsin Dells, WI56 contributions
Couples
We wandered into this place on a walk through Winona. We had no idea we were going to enjoy it as much as we did. We ended up spending over an hour. We went as an older couple but I would think a family with kids ages seven on up would also enjoy this. Their displays were museum quality. In fact better than most museums. Highly recommended!
Written January 17, 2022
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slhokie
Sugar Land, TX531 contributions
The top floor has a historical timeline of the area. You do it in a clockwise fashion. The bottom floor has some interesting large objects to view as well as some more history. This is not a show stopper but worth visiting if you are in the area.
Written August 5, 2021
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RJArtTraveler
Saint Paul, MN16 contributions
Family
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. Great gift shop with many Made in USA history-themed gifts.
Written March 8, 2015
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tretzingermd
Winona, MN74 contributions
Couples
The museum contains artifacts (large and small), dioramas and a timeline exhibit. It is an impressive little museum, well laid out and organized with a helpful and friendly staff. The building itself is quite impressive. This museum is well worth two hours of your time to check it out.
Written March 20, 2019
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sailorgirlmn
Edina, MN275 contributions
Couples
The small museum has local history and artifacts on display. An easy visit for families with children due to its small size and central location.
Written June 19, 2017
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Wif52
Harvard, IL76 contributions
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, and we could have probably spent even more time there.

I would advise anyone involved in their local museums to visit Winona and take advice from them on how to "do" a museum.

We will be back again.
Written December 10, 2015
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Elaine H
Chicago, IL35 contributions
Couples
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 further. The time lines in the museum were informative, humorous and well done. The recreated stores and banks were really fun to focus on. We spent 2 hours here on a Sunday (we were the ONLY ones in the museum - we felt like it was our very own!) and could have spent much more time (but it was a sunny day in October and well, you know..) Don't miss this museum for a real slice of life through the last century til today (okay, they even have a strong archeaological section!). Great museum!!
Written October 19, 2015
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Gone2day
Winona, MN81 contributions
Friends
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 sure not to miss this gem.
Written March 17, 2015
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Laura W
Beaver Bay, MN8 contributions
Couples
It is free to view a changing exhibit in the beautiful new wing and $5 to view the musty, old-school exhibit on Winona's history. The volunteer at the desk purveyed history cliches and was not a great ambassador.
Written August 20, 2014
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Winona County Historical Society is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM