Museum of Winona History

The Museum of Winona History is located in what was originally the Westminster Hotel, which served as one of several hotels built to lodge the many guests that flocked to Winona Lake through the years. The west wing of the first floor, which houses the museum’s displays, was the location of the recording and business offices of gospel music pioneer Homer Rodeheaver. In addition to highlighting Rodeheaver’s legacy, the museum includes exhibits on the Chautauqua movement in Winona, its legendary Bible conferences, and evangelist Billy Sunday. As part of its displays, it features hundreds of artifacts and photographs that tell the story of Winona’s important ties to America’s cultural, educational, and religious heritage.