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Winona County Historical Society

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Visiting the Winona County Historical Society is a true step back in time. The museum is well... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Rocklin, California
Small but interesting

The Historical Society has something for most (I'd say "everyone", but that might be a stretch in... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
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 9 October 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

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Reviewed 6 August 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

Thank LynneRabuse
Reviewed 23 June 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.

Thank mherzberg
Reviewed 18 April 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.

Thank MNtraveler_42
Reviewed 19 December 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

Thank mom2sophiebeth
Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

Thank ACEcy
Reviewed 29 September 2017

This historical society is a treasure trove of local historical data and artifacts. What adds to the enjoyment was the plethora of information shared by conversing with the volunteers that man the museum. Don't just read and observe. Interact with the staff.

Thank dianel103
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Lots of Winona and area history in here. We never knew this place was here. Great place for young and old. Self guided tour

Thank DJBaker5155
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We enjoyed the museum on a Monday and found it to be an hour and a half well spent. Tickets only $5 each.

Thank MNAlice
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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.

Thank sailorgirlmn
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