Learn more about Watkins Company’s 150-year history


The Winona County Historical Society (WCHS) will be showing “Spirit of Winona: The Watkins Company” film for its Food For Thought series on August 1 at 12:05 p.m.

The Watkins Company is famous for its household products for cooking, cleaning and personal care. It all started in 1868 in J.R. Watkins’ kitchen. That was 150 years ago this year! Local cable company HBC did a segment of its series, “The Spirit of Winona,” on the Watkins Company and family. The series is in the WCHS archives and it was decided now is a perfect time to get it out and tell this amazing story of Winona’s past. After the film you are invited for an exhibit tour of the Watkins exhibit area in the main exhibit hall.
More fun at WCHS

Learn on your lunch hour! The Food For Thought lunch­time learning series takes place at the Winona County History Center. Programs, films, and book chats begin at 12:05 p.m. and last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. On the fourth Wednesday of each month, a book is discussed by the FFT Book Chat group, but all are welcome to partake. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. A beverage is served. All are free and open to the public.

Find more and plan your visit at www.winonahistory.org or call WCHS at 507-454-2723.


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