Fur Trade In Minnesota, June 10 - August 13 Bunnell House Discover an 1800s-era international industry along the Great Lakes and in Minnesota. This traveling exhibit, rich with activities and objects, shows how plentiful beaver and furbearers brought together native people, explorers, and international trade. At the Fur Post, see the goods from around the world that were traded for furs and crafts. See if you have the strength to be a Voyageur or skills to be a clerk. Try your hand at Ojibwe beadwork. Learn how furs were transformed into fashionable hats.
By Steve Robb
The Art of Fine Furniture 2017, June 17 - August 17 (extended a week!) Slaggie Family Lobby, History Center We are excited to bring you the 5th annual Art of Fine Furniture! This popular exhibit is curated with new pieces each year by local studio furniture maker and artist, Jamie Schell. For 2017 we will take a look at inspiration. What inspires artists, craftsmen, buyers, designers, and you...what influences throughout history have impacted inspiration for design? More information about the artists, workshops and programs can be found at www.theartoffinefurture.com! Sponsored by Winona National Bank and funded in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Minnesota Legacy Fund through SEMAC. Then and Now: A Photographic Trip through Time, August 23 - January 14 Slaggie Family Lobby, History Center Travel through time by way of a camera lens. We will showcase photographs and images from our collection and pair them with shots of the same subjects of today, by local photographer Mary Farrell. The exhibit will feature images from throughout Winona County and will examine the places and scenes that have changed through time. The camera has been a great tool in documenting our world for over 200 years and so we have a vast look into our past from the 1850s to today. An opening reception will be held August 23 from 4 - 5:30 p.m.