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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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  • The month of October is our Annual Membership Drive
    If you have not become a member yet please consider joining now! If you are an existing member joining again we thank you for your continued generosity. We need your support to continue with our mission. You can donate and become a member on-line by using PayPal or a credit card, stop in for a personal visit, or send your check to P.O. Box 595. Thank you in advance for your support.
  • November 11th - Annual Soup Supper Fundraiser
    November 11th from 5-7pm is our Annual Soup Supper Fundraiser held here at the Winnebago Area Museum located right on Main Street in downtown Winnebago 16 Main Street South. Please help support our Museum, enjoy fellowship, and great conversation. This is a great time to browse our new displays and new inventory!!!
    We will be Serving four soups, bread and dessert.
    Free will offering to be used for future museum projects
  • Get your limited edition Winnebago High School Bear now!
    This Bear is made completely of a WHS Uniform. This is a one of a kind WHS Bear that will only be found here. To place your order now please contact the Museum-
    Winnebago Area Museum or send us a private Facebook Message.
    This is a perfect gift idea and just in time for your 2014 school reunion at the cost of $125.00 each.


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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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