Our Stained Glass Tradition

What started as a single company nearly 70 years ago that set up shop to repair stained glass church windows has blossomed into national distinction for Winona, which has been dubbed the Stained Glass Capital of the United States.

No fewer than six stained glass studios are headquartered in Winona today, each with a list of works that span the globe in both new and restored buildings. Samples of their work, as well as stained glass by Tiffany and other prized studios, can be seen glittering in the windows of scores of local buildings, each motif unique and breathtakingly beautiful. A self-guided map leads visitors to some of Winona’s most cherished works and tells the story of the companies who continue this stained glass tradition today.