Last updated: 2/5/2014
Winona Lake, Indiana
Street Address
200 Seminary Drive
Winona Lake, IN 46590
Mailing Address
History Department
200 Seminary Drive
Warsaw, IN 46590
phone: 574-372-5193
web: winonahistorycenter.com
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday2 PM - 5 PM
Admissions
donations
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Jared S. Burkholder, Director
phone: 800-544-7223
Description

The Winona History Center is located in historic Westminster Hall on the campus of Grace College in Winona Lake, IN.

Mission

To foster educational and scholarly interest in Winona's heritage through the preservation and exhibition of historical collections and by inspiring a new generation to discover the treasures of American history.

History

As part of the 1998 restoration of Westminster Hall, Grace College president Ronald E. Manahan decided the west wing of the building should be dedicated to Winona?s history, and two years later the Reneker Museum of Winona History opened under the direction of Steve Grill and Carol Forbes, both of whom worked tirelessly to make the museum a reality.

In 2014, the museum was reorganized under the direction of the Grace College Department of History and Political Science and became part of the newly formed Winona History Center. In addition to the museum, the center offers tours of the Billy Sunday family home and for researchers, the archives house thousands of documents, recordings, and letters from Winona's rich past.

Artifact Collections
  • Billy Sunday Residence with interior furnishings.
  • Homer A. Rodeheaver Memorabilia
  • Research Collections
  • Homer A. Rodeheaver Papers
  • Rodeheaver Audio and Film Collection
  • Billy Sunday Papers
  • Papers of the Winona Assembly Grounds
  • Governance

    Under the direction of the Department of History and Political Science at Grace College, Winona Lake, IN

    Library

    Researchers

    Researchers should make arrangements with the director.

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Services

    Walk-in visits are welcome.

    Walk-in visits are welcome. Individual tours of the museum and Sunday residence can be arranged if necessary.

    Group Tours

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