Sept. 22 presentation will include tips for writing your personal history
Body copy Settlement of Winona by non-Native Americans started in about 1850. The next 50 years are filled with fascinating stories of people, transportation, farming and industry. Come find out more about Winona’s history and hear ideas about writing your personal history from Jodi Brom, curator of collections for the Winona County Historical Society when she presents at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday, in Knopp Valley at 120 Pleasant Hill Drive, September 22, starting at 1 PM. LDS Branch President Alan Neefe says that everyone interested in local history or in writing their own history is welcome.
The early settlers of Winona were pioneers who helped shape the Winona we have today. We owe a debt of gratitude to them, according to President Neefe.” We can better understand the Winona we have today by putting it in the context of history.”
President Neefe added that that each summer, members of the LDS Church celebrate the Mormon Pioneers 1847 trek from Illinois to Utah. “This year, we decided to learn about our local pioneers, so we contacted the Winona County Historical Society. Ms Brom graciously agreed to tell us about Winona 1850-1900 and give some tips about writing our own histories. We thought others in the area might like to join us.” Light refreshments will be served.