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GOOD NEWS: We are finally returning to our pre-pandemic hours (with only one change). Saturday hours are now 1 pm to 4 pm.

Also we will accept bookings for rental of our rooms for meetings, reunions and memorials (for families who weren't able to have a funeral service). We want to return to being useful to the community.


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.



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    We are finally returning to our pre-pandemic hours (with only one change). Saturday hours are now 1 pm to 4 pm. Masks encouraged.
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  • 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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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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