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History on the River 2017
Start Date: 9/14/2017Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 9/14/2017
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Event Description:

Winona State University will again partner with the Winona County Historical Society to host History on the River aboard the university’s 49-passenger Cal Fremling Interpretive Center & Classroom (


The educational cruises will take place Thursday nights and run June 15 through September. Each 90-minute cruise will feature an educational program, sightseeing time and refreshments. 


Cruises leave from the Cal Fremling dock on Johnson Street, and boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to departure time. Parking is available near the Levee off Johnson and Walnut streets as well as on Cal Fremling Drive.


The following 2017 cruise dates take place on The Cal Fremling.


7 p.m. June 15 - Steamboating History of the Upper Mississippi with Robert Taunt.


7 p.m. June 22 - Fiddlin’ History on the River with Betsy Neil. 


7 p.m. July 13 - John Latsch: The Man and His River with Mary Farrell. 


7 p.m. July 20 - GRSF: A look into Shipwrecked! & the Iliad. 


7 p.m. Aug. 3 - Winona’s Lumber Industry with Mr. W.H. Laird (Ray Felton). 


7 p.m. Aug. 10 - A Look at the Levee: Past, Present, and Future with Keith Nelson. 


7 p.m. Aug. 17 - Jazz on the River with Les Fields and the Turkey River All-Stars. 


6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 - Winona Port Operations with Dan Nisbit. 

6 p.m. Sept. 7 - Mississippi Gold Star Paddle with Jim Crigler. 


6 p.m. Sept. 14 - Mississippi River Archeology with Andy Bloedorn. 


5:30 p.m. Sept. 21 - The Will of Dilg and the Will of Latsch with Mike Kennedy.

For more details about each event, visit WSU's news blog at

Location Information:
Cal Fremling Dock
E. Riverfront St.
Contact Information:
Name: Winona County Historical Society
Phone: 507-454-2723
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Admission Information:
For more information, visit the Winona County Historical Society website at

Tickets are sold in advance at the History Center or by calling 507-454-2723. Tickets are $27 for non-members and $22 for WCHS members.

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