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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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  • Victorian Afternoon Tea
    October 10th 2015

    You are Cordially Invited to a Victorian Afternoon Tea at the Winnebago Area Museum, 16 Main Street South, Winnebago, MN


    Seatings are Available at 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
    Tickets are $15.00 per Person
    Get Your Tickets at the First Financial Bank or at The Museum - RSVP (507)893-4660


    Afternoon Tea will feature a selection of Tea, Coffee, Sandwiches, Desserts and Great Conversation with Friends and Family!


    Money from this fundraiser will support future museum projects.



  • The Winnebago Area Museum has Office Space Available for Lease
    The Winnebago Area Museum has office space available for rent starting June 1st, 2015. This is a newly renovated, 400 square foot space that includes an entry/waiting area, 2 private office rooms, bathroom, kitchenette, and storage closets. Located just off Hwy 169 on Cleveland Ave East, it is a perfect location in downtown Winnebago. Rent is approximately $400 per month. If interested or for a personal tour please contact the Museum at 507-893-4660, or 507-525-3257. E-mail us at; wmuseum@bevcomm.net
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  • 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 2015 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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