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Winona County Historical Society

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HL1002 wrote a review Aug 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota3 contributions
Excellent overview of Winona history in the upstairs "timeline" circuit. Lots of great artifacts and informative, sensitive interpretation, with well-balanced material on Native Americans and the Dakota conflict of 1862. The elevator was crappy, so not very accessible for disabled visitors.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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T.Pfohl wrote a review Apr 2019
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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!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Sschomberg wrote a review Apr 2019
Winona, Minnesota3 contributions
Displays U.S. and Winona history from the 1800's and 1900s. A wonderful outing for the whole family.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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tretzingermd wrote a review Mar 2019
Winona, Minnesota75 contributions15 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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jrudnits wrote a review Dec 2018
Big Lake, Minnesota238 contributions46 helpful votes
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 elevator that can move visitors from the main exhibit on the first level to the timeline exhibit on the second, balcony, floor. It’s fun to wander up close to the large artifacts like fire engines and buggies, and there’s a scavenger hunt of sorts (pull a scrap of paper from a jar and answer a question by finding the artifact in a gallery.) This is a very old-style museum - the one interactive component I saw was broken. Labels were typed on cards in small fonts, sometimes with misspelling. Most told interesting stories, but I doubt they would be considered up-to-date, such as the way the Dakota War story was told. Still, it was a charming stop and worth a visit.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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