Located in a former National Guard Armory, (1915) and the contemporary Laird Norton Addition, the region’s largest museum presents the history of Winona County. The museum has three floors of exhibits, an extensive library and archives and museum shop. Check our website for exhibit, program, workshop and events schedules!
Exhibits examine life in Winona as lived by both lumber baron and laborer. Our hands-on children’s exhibit, “Walking Through Time,” received an award from the AASLH. The encircling balcony gallery features the “County Time-Line” exhibit. Other exhibits highlight industry, commerce, architecture and transportation. Special exhibit during September include History a Go - Go: Winona in the 1960s showing now through October 1 and Commemorating Controversy: The Dakota - U.S. War of 1862 showing September 14 - 28.
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