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Winona County Historical Society

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Interactive for the whole family!

I had friends visiting from out of town and we went to the museum and had a blast learning about... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent Museum

Displays U.S. and Winona history from the 1800's and 1900s. A wonderful outing for the whole family.

Reviewed April 13, 2019
Winona, Minnesota
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Museum featuring a timeline of Winona County, from 500 years ago until the present.
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160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987-3461
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had friends visiting from out of town and we went to the museum and had a blast learning about local history! The kids were so excited and engaged in all that was in the exhibits. We will certainly be back!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Displays U.S. and Winona history from the 1800's and 1900s. A wonderful outing for the whole family.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank fromwinona
Reviewed March 20, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by on a snowy afternoon, having exhausted other attractions in town. The building itself is impressive, and the stained glass window dominates the gallery. Given the age of the building, I was not sure it would be handicap accessible, but there is an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jrudnits
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Visiting the Winona County Historical Society is a true step back in time. The museum is well organized with great displays that are beautifully housed in a 1915 Armory with lovely new additions. We were fortunate to be able to talk with two of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gtsheeks
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The Historical Society has something for most (I'd say "everyone", but that might be a stretch in this day and age); there is a nice hands-on area for kids ( a tepee, a cool cave that shows how things from the past get buried, a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank LynneRabuse
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I really like this place. It has a lot of information about the county. Also like the fact that the blacksmith shop display is of a blacksmith stop that was own by the family of a friend of mine.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank mherzberg
Reviewed April 17, 2018

The second floor gives a chronological overview of the county's history while the first floor has subject area displays such as local lumber mills, transportation and local businesses.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MNtraveler_42
Reviewed December 18, 2017

We enjoy any kind of museum and like to read every piece of information wherever we go. We spent a solid 2 hours at this museum and could have used more time. We enjoyed every bit of it! The building itself was a piece of...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mom2sophiebeth
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Many good exhibits on Winona history. Emphasis on river life. Volunteers will help you research specific interest.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ACEcy
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