The Winona County Historical Society is in the southeast corner of Minnesota. We operate three museums and offer a wide variety of exhibits, programs, workshops and events. Many researchers of all levels find The Laird Lucas Library and Archives, housed in the Winona County History Center, a valuable resource. Plan your visit and learn more by clicking Museums and the other menu items above.
Explore Your Past...
The History Center will be CLOSED on Memorial Day.
Chocolate, Shakespeare and Champagne
Our summer fundraiser will now be at the History Center! Check out the new party on June 13! Learn More!
Pioneer School 2015
Still your favorite summer day camp, but with a few changes. Learn More!
Bunnell House Re-Opening
We teamed up with Theatre du Mississippi to offer a new experience at the Historic Bunnell House in Homer, Minnesota. Learn More!
History On the River
We are back aboard The Cal Fremling, Winona State University's Educational Vessel, this summer for Thursday evening programs on the river. Learn More!
Bridge Kiosk at the History Center
MNDOT will have an interactive kiosk in the History Center lobby for community members and visitors to explore the history of Winona’s bridges, the new bridge progress, the historic bridge’s restoration and more. Updates will be added to view what is happening now. Through a touch screen people will be able to access the information they want to know through news articles, images, video and computer imaging. The kiosk is scheduled to arrive in mid to late April.
Looking for Latsch
A documentary film is being produced on the life and legacy of John Latsch, Winona businessman and philanthropist. If you have any information, photos, artifacts, or personal stories or memories, please contact Mary Farrell at 507-454-1228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Stay Up to Date with Your History
Check out the Society's newsletter, "The Argus," a bi-monlthy publication of news, articles and program listings. Become a member to get "The Argus" mailed to your home.
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