It's not too late to enjoy a History Center Cruise aboard Winona State University's Cal Fremling boat.

The Winona County Historical Society’s History on the River educational cruises are held Thursday evenings and are on schedule even with the higher water.

Cruises are 90 minutes long and include refreshments.

Here are the 2019 History on the River cruises on the Cal Fremling:


18, 7 p.m. - Photographing the River: Then and Now with Mary Farrell (Bring your camera if you wish).


1, 7 p.m. - Wood, Concrete, Stone and Steel: Minnesota’s Historic Bridges with Denis Gardner.

8, 7 p.m. - Mississippi, Missouri or Big Muddy: What’s in a Name? with Dean Klinkenberg.

15, 7 p.m. - Sifting Through the Years: The History of Bay State with Al Simanovski CF

22, 6:30 p.m. - Rockin’ on the River with Jeani and the Dreamers SOLD OUT



5, 6 p.m. - Steamboat Stories with Robert Taunt.

12, 6 p.m. - Mammals of the Upper Mississippi with Ranger Edward Lagace.

19, 5 p.m. - Eagles on the Mississippi with the National Eagle Center.

Tickets are sold in advance at the History Center or by calling 507.454.2723 ext. 0. Tickets are $27 for non-members and $22 for WCHS members. Save with our pick 3 option, and go on your choice of any 3 History on the River cruises for $75 for non-members or $60 for our members.

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