The Winona County History Center recently opened a new space with hands-on activities for mini-museum visitors. The Cube features fun activities for preschool visitors and their families. Children can create patterns with colorful shapes at the light table just like Winona stained glass artists do. The activity table has bins of blocks, beads and laces, pattern shapes and log-house building sets to try. Visitors are invited to check out the book nook filled with stories of museum visits by favorite characters, dinosaurs, children’s history, bilingual and multi-cultural stories, and more.
This space is made possible by a grant from the Winona Community Foundation with additional support from Willet Hauser Architectural Glass & Associated Crafts. Older children can continue to enjoy the Walking Through Time children’s’ exhibit where they can explore a cave, tipi and steamboat pilothouse.
The History Center has three levels of engaging exhibits for all ages to explore. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for children 7 and younger. WCHS members get free admission. A family membership is just $50 annually. Plan your visit at winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723. You can also find the Winona County Historical Society on Facebook and Instagram.