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The Winnebago Area Museum Relies On Memberships And Generous Donations From Our Visitors To Continue Our Mission To Conserve, Research, Interpret, And Exhibit Artifacts And Historical Items From The Area, And Share Them With The Public For The Purpose Of Study, Education And Enjoyment.

 

Winnebago Area History

In September of 1856 five young men (Dr. Charles H. Parker, Andrew Dunn, Warren Dunham, James Sherlock and Elija Barritt), desiring to establish a frontier town, explored possibilities in the southern counties of....

Winnebago Area Museum

The Winnebago Area Museum began as an outgrowth of the 1976 Bicentennial celebration for the nation. State Bicentennial monies were available for heritage projects in Minnesota at this time. Interested citizens realized there was a need for a museum. They wrote a grant and applied for funding.....

Our Mission Statement

The Mission of the Winnebago Area Museum is to conserve, research, interpret and exhibit the artifacts and historical items from the area and share them with the public for the purpose of study, education and enjoyment.

 

 

Museum Events

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Upcoming Events
  • Frosty Fest
    Friday, December 1st

    The Winnebago Area Museum will participate in this year's Frosty Fest. From 5 – 7 p.m.

    Children and Families can visit Santa and Mrs. Clause at the Museum to decorate cookies. This is one of the many activities taking place that evening.

  • Museum Open House Tuesday, December 5th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served
    !!! Visit our new displays. !!!

  • Announcement:
    The Winnebago Area Museum now has a large meeting room available to rent for Family and class reunions, birthday gatherings, club meetings, Holiday parties and more.
    Call the Museum at 507-893-4660

 

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Winnebago Area Museum Memberships
Here at the Winnebago Area Museum we rely on private, business and corporate donations to continue our mission of preserving history for all future generations. We recognize the importance of promoting and supporting local commerce. We encourage patronage of the area businesses that play an important part in preserving our history and heritage by their generous support.
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