Food For Thought
Learn on your lunch hour! The Food For Thought learning series takes place at the Winona County History Center. Programs, Films, and Book Chats begin at 12:05 p.m. and last approximately one hour (unless otherwise noted). The 4th Wednesday of each month, a book is discussed by the FFT Book Chat group, but all are welcome to partake. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. A beverage is served. All are free and open to the public.
Program A Page in History - Winona and the Mighty Mississippi with Aaron Repinski, November 15, 12:05 p.m.
Through its River Project, Ballet Memphis has drawn inspiration from the beauty and cultural traditions surrounding the Mississippi River in the Memphis area. This Page in History – Food For Thought program explores the Upper Mississippi region and how the river has influenced Winona’s storied past. Then, get your tickets for Ballet Memphis at the Page Theatre Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Aaron will share his vast knowledge of the Mississippi River. He grew up on the river, and has worked on the river from working tow boats to having his own river tour company, The Winona Tour Boat!
Book Chat The Kitchen House, by Kathleen Grissom, November 29,
Note the November Book Chat is meeting the fifth Wednesday and will not meet in December due to the holidays. In this gripping novel, a dark secret threatens to expose the best and worst in everyone tied to the estate at a thriving plantation in Virginia in the decades before the Civil War. (Amazon.com Book Description.)
A Historical Holiday
Get ready for the Festive Christmas Season with WCHS!
Find Gifts at the Museum Shop and More!
Handmade Neighborhood is at the History Center November 18
The History Center will be in the middle of some great local shopping the Saturday before Thanksgiving, November 18. The museum will again be the venue for the very popular Handmade Neighborhood sale from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and has many locally made items in the gift shop too! All locally made items in the museum shop will be 15% off that day! Plus we will have the new WCHS 2018 calendars to giveaway. Looking for more or how be a vendor visit this great group's website at www.handmadeneighborhood.com
Plus, the Winona Art Walk is November 18 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. as well, making Winona a local shopping paradise to get your gift giving in order! All across Winona local studios and other group sales will be going on. Come out and support your neighbors and get some amazing locally created items! Handouts with other locations will be at the History Center front desk.
Small Business Shopping Weekend and Downtown Window Walk
Stop in the History Center Museum Shop November 24 - 26 for some deals and in support of local history and businesses. The Main Street Program for Downtown Winona is helping promote businesses downtown with these fun events. Skip the lines and support your local economy by enjoying the value of personal shopping experiences, plus some deals! Join us at the Museum Shop and other stores in historic downtown! It’s not all about shopping though - spend some time with your family and friends. The holidays tend to bring out the memories and good ole’ stories. Bring the clan to the History Center November 24 - 26 for half off admission and enjoy some family time exploring the exhibits together!
Vote for our Christmas Window Display! November 24 - December 31, The main Street Program is also sponsoring the annual Downtown Window Walk. The theme this year is “Santa’s Workshop.” Check out our display at the History Center, featuring artifacts from our collection, and vote through the Winona Main Street website!
WCHS Members’ Holiday Sale
Members receive 25% off all December on their purchases in the Museum Shop! We will kick off the sale with a Museum Shop Open House on December 1. We will start the day by drawing the annual Quilt winner at 9 a.m. - get your tickets in! Stop in and have a cookie and some cider and use your discount before the shelves empty out! Not a member? Its a great time to join, or to give a membership as a gift! New Members will get $5 off their membership or gift membership December 1 only! The Museum Shop is Open 7 days a week: Weekdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 - 4 p.m.
Learn a traditional craft!
German Christmas Star Ornament Class
December 9, 1 p.m.
Polly Renk will be sharing her knowledge and talents by teaching this fun annual
tradition! The class will start at 1 p.m. in the Briarcombe Room of the History
Center. Create a German Christmas Star Ornament to take home! This
traditional craft class is free, but space is strictly limited, so please sign up in
advance by calling the History Center at 507.454.2723 ext. 0.