Events at Winona County History Center


Gaby’s life through yarn

How does a technical writer with a BA in biology end up opening a retail yarn shop in downtown Winona? And, why does anyone start a brick-and-mortar shop in this age of online anything and everything? Gaby Peterson from Yarnology will tell a bit of her story and attempt to answer any questions you care to ask on Monday, February 5, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Winona County History Center.

Winona National Bank

Winona National Bank has a very rich history reaching back to its establishment as the Winona Savings Bank in 1874. Ben Knuesel, marketing coordinator, will discuss the bank’s origins, community involvement, and growth on Monday, February 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Winona County History Center.

Open house and social

Please join what organizers loosely call the “spring” open house on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 9 a.m. (social at 10 a.m.), at the Winona County History Center, Wanek Room. There will be refreshments served and entertainment provided by musician Stacy Hughes. Organizers invite you go bring a guest who may be interested in joining the Learning Club.

Engage Winona

Engage Winona builds coalitions, guides projects, and creates deep collaborations and connections around existing resources to help ideas become reality and projects become sustainable. It is committed to co-creating Winona’s future by leading inclusive community engagement through dialogues and other ways, and by making the process inviting and empowering to all. Executive Director Brian Voerding will speak briefly about Engage Winona’s history and current programs, and will facilitate a dialogue among attendees around Winona’s future needs and opportunities on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Winona County History Center.

WSU Retiree Center’s 2018 travel opportunities

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Winona County History Center, Kelsey Van Ordstrand of Premier World Discovery will give a presentation on two exciting travel opportunities being offered by the WSU Retiree Center in 2018. The Retiree Center is offering a California Rail Discovery trip in September and a Danube River Cruise/Munich Oktoberfest trip in October 2018.


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