Upcoming events at WCHS


The Food for Thought lecture series takes place in the Winona History Center’s classroom. Lectures begin at 12:05 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. All are free and open to the public.

January 6

Martin Luther King Jr: Reluctant and Righteous Warrior, with Kurt Hohenstein

An Associate History Professor at Winona State University, Hohenstein will examine the life and trials of Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he has had on history and the impact history had on his life.

January 20

Red Stars Over Minnesota: The Gorbachevs Visit the Twin Cities, with Greg Gaut

Published in the December 2009 issue of Minnesota History; Greg will discuss the research for the article done with co-author and his wife, Marsha Neff about the Gorbachevs’ visit to the Twin Cities after meeting with George Bush in June 1990. Minnesotans hoped that the end of the Cold War would lead to more cooperation between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Of course things turned out differently.

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