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.
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... 更多
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.
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... 更多
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.
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,... 更多
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... 更多
My husband's grandmother was raised in Winona and we were able to go to the archives at the museum to pull files for information on her family. The museum is nicely done and very interesting. Worth the small admission fee.