May 8 12:05 p.m. at the Winona County History Center
This presentation relates to an adventure in which a couple and their five young children came to Winona and moved into a dilapidated, vacant country schoolhouse in Gilmore Valley, originally a house built in 1899. The structure was deemed unlivable by the standards of most people; nonetheless, the family immediately made it their new residence and enthusiastically took on the challenge of a mostly do-it-yourself renovation. Throughout the course of the project, mistakes were made, problems arose, and setbacks occurred, but a labor of love prevailed. The presentation is biographical, historical, and a story about impossibilities becoming realities. The fruition of the project is demonstrated with many “before and after” images. The 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 and/or tea is served. All are free and open to the public. Find more programs and events at www.winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723.