The Winona County Historical Society held its annual Museum Open House Sunday afternoon. Approximately 200 people stepped into Winona County's storied past at The Winona County History Center.
"It's a great reminder that local history is important, it's also important for us to thank our community," said Jennifer Weaver, The Winona County Historical Society Museum Educator. "We are the keepers of our community's history, so it's really the public's history, and it's just a nice way to give everybody a chance to come in and see what's going on."
The day was filled with a variety of activities, among those: visitors had a chance to learn about early photography and the first 3D experience using stereo cards. Listen to harp music. Watch Winona silent films from the 1920s to the 1960s from the museum's archives during the Frozen River Film Festival. Explore three floors of Exhibits.The museum also opened its doors to inventory rooms for a behind-the-scenes look. And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, attendees got to learn about the history of the holiday and created vintage valentines for loved ones.
"Seeing all the kids 'oh and ah' and seeing people appreciate their local history, it's really really fun," said Weaver.