The Winona County Historical Society’s new director, Genia Hesser, started June 3. The society is inviting the public to welcoming her to Winona and back home to southeastern Minnesota at a special reception on Thursday, June 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Winona County History Center. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. Learn more at winonahistory.org or call 507-454-2723.