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The Winona Public Library’s new contribution to Minnesota Reflections includes the original library blueprints, the Kenyon Cox sketches for his iconic sculpture, Library Board minutes dating back to 1866, photographs, and historical documents on the creation and operation of the Winona Public Library. The Library also contributed Winona High School commencement programs from the late 1870s and an interesting 1857 map of the City of Winona.

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We are excited to announce that a new partner has joined Minnesota Reflections, the Winona Public Library. The historic Winona Public Library was built in 1899 and serves the residents of the city of Winona and Winona County, Minnesota. It is located in the beautiful Mississippi River Valley in southeastern Minnesota, and offers a wide range of programming for both children and adults. The local history collection includes books, Winona city directories, and the local newspaper on microfilm. The Winona Public Library’s contribution to Minnesota Reflections includes the original library blueprints, the Kenyon Cox sketches for his iconic sculpture, Library Board minutes dating back to 1866, photographs, and historical documents on the creation and operation of the Winona Public Library. The Library also contributed Winona High School commencement programs from the late 1870s and an interesting 1857 map of the City of Winona.

View the collection here. 

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Greta Bahnemann
Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library
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