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Winona County Historical Society, Winona

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
The Winona County Historical Society was founded in 1935.

The Society is located in the former National Guard Armory building (1915) with the modern Laird Norton Addition. Designed by Joan Soranno of HGA, the addition and the armory are now known as the Winona County History Center. It offers 3 floors of exhibits, the Museum Shop, an extensive research library and archive, rental spaces and much more.

The Society owns two other museums in Winona County, The Bunnell House in Homer and The Rural Heritage Museum in Saint Charles.

An active community member, the Society offers a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages through its museums, research center, programs, classes and events. Learn more at
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  • Nice, modern museum covering the history of the region. Well-designed exhibits, informative staff. Good for kids as well 
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 his...  read more »
  • Surprisingly top-notch history center here. From the reuse of the armory building to the wide array of artifacts and exhibitions, this center has a bit of everything.
  • The finest local history museum that I have ever visited. Superior.
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