July 18 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center
Dr. William Crozier, professor and archivist at Saint Mary’s University, will give a presentation chronicling the 100-year history of Saint Mary’s University at the Winona County History Center July 18 at 12:05 p.m. Bishop Patrick R. Heffron, the second bishop of Winona, founded Saint Mary’s as a college in 1912 to provide higher education for young men in southern Minnesota’s Diocese of Winona and surrounding areas. In its early years, the university operated as an academy and junior college. In 1925, it became a four-year liberal arts college and has been growing ever since.
The WCHS Food For Thought learning series takes place at the Winona County History Center. Lectures, Films and Book Chats begin at 12:05 p.m. and last approximately one hour (unless otherwise noted). Attendees are welcome to bring their own lunch. Coffee is served. All are free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars for “1912 Winona” a new exhibit at the Winona County History Center opening October 4. Learn more about WCHS programs and exhibits by visiting www.winonahistory.org.