Rural Heritage Museum open for Winona County Fair this week!


The Winona County Historical Society’s (WCHS) Rural Heritage Museum will be open for the Winona County Fair in St. Charles on July 10 from 1-7 p.m. and on July 11-14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Rural Heritage Museum is located on the fairgrounds and features a museum filled with exhibits about Winona County’s agricultural heritage. Plus, explore the Gainey-McCarthy schoolhouse, The Hill Log House and a log barn.

There will be ongoing activities to try daily, along with spinning, weaving and quilting on Wednesday. On Friday there will be extra rural schoolhouse activities and games, plus, try out some pioneer skills with the Graves family!

The WCHS annual raffle quilt will also be on display during the fair in the museum with chances to win for only $1 each. The WCHS will have a pop-up museum shop in the museum with fun farmhouse décor, gifts, books, apparel, and more. Cash, checks and credit cards are all accepted. Admission is free to the fair and the Rural Heritage Museum, although there is a donation box for the museum. Winona County Fair parking fees apply (there is free parking off the fairgrounds).


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