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September 2019

Victorian Winona: Through the Lens of Charles Tenney

September 1, 2019 - January 26, 2020
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Charles Tenney (1847 – 1917) and his partners left a large collection of their photographs behind when they retired from their photography business in Winona in 1892. Many of these images are now the property of the Winona County Historical Society. These photographs include stereograms, which are double images used with a special viewer called a stereoscope to create a three-dimensional image and what are known cabinet prints, which are mounted on card stock. These images are from the 1870s…

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History on the River Cruise: The Lock and Dam System of the Mississippi

September 26 @ 5:30 pm
Winona Tour Boat, 1 Walnut St., Winona, Minnesota 55987

Join the Winona County Historical Society out on the river on either the Cal Fremling or Winona Tour Boat, both leaving from the Winona Levee. Cruises are on Thursday evenings, and are 90 minutes long with a program and sightseeing time. A variety of refreshments are included with each cruise as well. Tickets are $27 for non-members and $22 for WCHS members.

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October 2019

Polish Apple Day

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Polish Cultural Institute and Museum, 102 Liberty Street, Winona, 55987
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The annual Smaczne Jablka Festival celebrates Winona’s unique Polish Kashubian heritage. This event is free so please come & join us for a silent auction as well as Polish food like pierogis, golabki & beer, squeezing fresh apples, baking demos, arts & crafts, childrens activities, live entertainment.

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Voices from the Past Cemetery Walk: Parks

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until October 13, 2019

Woodlawn Cemetery, 506 W. Lake Boulevard, Winona, MN 55987
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Voices From the Past takes a look into the stories and lives behind Winona County’s parks this year. We will meet the people our parks are named after, who were key in establishing them, and those that made significant contributions to our parks. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of our largest park, Whitewater State Park! Plus, enjoy live music before your tour. The Cemetery Walk is held in Woodlawn Cemetery with groups leaving the main gate every few minutes starting…

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July 2020

American Duchess Docking

July 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The American Duchess will dock at Levee Park from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  There will be no public tours but the public is invited to welcome the passengers and get a close look at the steamboat. The American Duchess is the most elegant paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America’s heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels…

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August 2020

American Duchess Docking

August 2, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The American Duchess will dock at Levee Park from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  There will be no public tours but the public is invited to welcome the passengers and get a close look at the steamboat. The American Duchess is the most elegant paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America’s heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels…

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American Duchess Docking

August 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The American Duchess will dock at Levee Park from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  There will be no public tours but the public is invited to welcome the passengers and get a close look at the steamboat. The American Duchess is the most elegant paddlewheeler on U.S. rivers, a floating, intimate masterpiece that can carry up to 166 guests through America’s heartland. The paddlewheeler, created from a 1995 hull, was completely reconstructed to become one of the most luxurious river cruising vessels…

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American Queen Docking

August 18, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The American Queen steamboat will dock at Levee Park, giving visitors the opportunity to experience the majestic riverboat. Passengers will have the opportunity to tour various Winona attractions along a designated hop-on hop-off bus tour route, as well as enjoy the downtown area. The public is invited to come to Levee Park to see the one of the largest and most opulent steamboats ever built, offering modern amenities among Victorian era style accommodations.

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