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Winona County Historical Society

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Address: 160 Johnson St, Winona, MN 55987-3461
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12:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 16:00

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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Very nice mueum

Nice, modern museum covering the history of the region. Well-designed exhibits, informative staff. Good for kids as well

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice, modern museum covering the history of the region. Well-designed exhibits, informative staff. Good for kids as well

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Greenville, South Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I spent about two hours at the Winona county Historical Society and learned a great deal about the Winona area from it's inception to present day. The exhibits are arranged chronologically and depict every day life as well as the development of businesses and agriculture. The special exhibit of furniture made by regional artists was unexpected and quite beautiful.

Thank Linda R
Winona, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Winona County Historical Society is in a large building downtown with a big display area, plus modern meeting rooms and a classroom, and historical archives. They Society also runs a number of history-based events in town throughout the year. The $5 admission charge is well worth it. You can spend an hour or two there walking around, seeing the... More 

Thank tgrier
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a break from a long drive and found this gem. Be warned you will learn things about life and the region if you bother to READ. The museum staff has compiled great captions to their displays. When there in July 2017, there was a great display of locally made fine furniture.

Thank IslandFolks
Appleton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Not at all crowded when we were there on Saturday, 6/11, so we could spend as much time as we wanted viewing the exhibits. Well presented history with emphasis on agriculture, industry and life in the Winona area. A small display of local memories of WW2 which was done well. And the time line walk on the 2nd floor was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Excellent county history museum with exceptionally good artifacts displayed both by topic on the main floor and also a timeline. around the balcony The signage on some older exhibit is too small (typewriter size) for some of us to read, but the objects are well worth viewing.

Thank lae554mn
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Reviewed 19 January 2016

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

Thank brendae744
Harvard, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 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 

Thank Wif52
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 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 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 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 

Thank Elaine H

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