engaging exhibits, fun experiences, great resources, and good people.
We are committed to building a community where all are welcomed, respected, and valued. Experience local history and shared stories at our museums, varied activities, tours and online. There is so much to do!
For over 85 years WCHS has been a vibrant member of the Winona County community with dedicated members and partnerships. We have an 18 member board of directors, professional staff, with many amazing volunteers.
Winona County History Center
Open Daily: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Archives open weekdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
160 Johnson Street, Winona, MN
Explore engaging exhibits, The Museum Shop, Laird Lucas Library and Archives, and beautiful event spaces.
Historic Bunnell House
Open Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
June - August
36106 Old Homer Rd., Homer, MN
In the late 1840s, well known Dakota
Chief, Wapasha, granted permission to fur-trader, Willard Bunnell, to build a family home. An outstanding example of Rural Gothic Architecture, explore the home with a lively guided tour and try a few Victorian and pioneer activities of the day.
Rural Heritage Museum
Open during Winona County Fair
& Gladiolus Days
On the Winona County Fairgrounds
off HWY 14, St. Charles, MN
Our newest museum is filled with exhibits about rural life in Winona County. There is also a log house and log barn to explore, and the one room Gainey -McCarthy schoolhouse.