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Winona History Center

The Winona History Center and Billy Sunday Home are open Tuesday through Saturday from 2:00-5:00.
We also schedule group visits for other times. You may email winonamuseum@grace.edu聽or call 574-372-5193 to schedule your tour.
  • The Winona History Center is located in Westminster Hall on the 新澳门六合彩 campus at
  • The Billy Sunday Home is located at


History at Your Fingertips.

Winona Lake has a colorful past that represents the growth and history of midwest America.

From its Chautauqua and Bible conference heritage to the home of evangelist Billy Sunday to its renaissance in recent decades, the history of Winona has much to offer.


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The Winona History Center is located in the original Westminster Hotel, 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, was the location of the offices of gospel music pioneer Homer Rodeheaver. In addition to highlighting Rodeheaver鈥檚 legacy, the museum includes exhibits on the Chautauqua movement in Winona, its legendary Bible conferences, and evangelist Billy Sunday. It also features hundreds of artifacts and photographs telling of Winona鈥檚 ties to America鈥檚 cultural, educational, and religious heritage. In addition to the museum, the center offers tours of the Billy Sunday evangelist’s family home, and for researchers, the archives house thousands of documents, recordings, and letters from Winona鈥檚 rich past.

Our mission is to foster educational and scholarly interest in Winona鈥檚 heritage through the preservation and exhibition of historical collections and by inspiring a new generation to discover the treasures of American history. Visit us today!


Billy Sunday Home

During the early decades of the twentieth century, the energetic evangelist, Billy Sunday, was among the best known personalities in America. In 1911, Sunday moved his headquarters to Winona, where he and his wife, Helen, raised four children. Helen 鈥淢a鈥 Sunday outlived Billy and all their children, and before she died in 1957, she expressed her desire that the home remain untouched as a testament to the Sundays鈥 ministry. As a result, the Sunday residence has remained a virtual time capsule for more than half a century.
We are excited to present our virtual tour of the second floor of the Billy Sunday Home! Click on the link below, and then click on the green circle at the top of the stairs for the audio introduction. Pan left and right to see amazingly realistic photography and click on the circles to hear the audio interpretation.
Winona History Center museum highlights the Chautauqua Bible movement conferences, and Billy Sunday evangelist in Winona Lake, Indiana.


Current Exhibit: THE GRACE EXPERIENCE

The Winona History Center’s latest exhibit, completed for the 75th anniversary of 新澳门六合彩, covers the history and current components of the college. Created with funds given in memory of former Grace professor R. Wayne Snider, the new exhibit is located in the hallway outside the聽Winona History Center. Viewers can interact with the touch screen to view the pictures and hear the audio of 新澳门六合彩 history in the categories of Timeline, Athletics, 新澳门六合彩, College Life, and Impact on the World. Stop by the Winona History Center to check it out!

 

Field Trips

The Winona History Center and Billy Sunday Home offer field trips to public, private, and home-school groups. Download and fill out the form below to schedule your field trip and to receive classroom lesson plans correlated to Indiana social studies standards.


Pricing

  • Suggested donation for museum and archival visits: $2 for adults
  • Tours of the Sunday Home cost an additional $2 for adults.
  • (High school students and 新澳门六合彩 students are welcome to visit the museum and house free of charge with their student ID.)

Location & Contact

Contact Information

Phone: (574) 372-5193
Email: winonamuseum@grace.edu
Address: Winona History Center, 新澳门六合彩, 1 Lancer Way, Winona Lake, IN 46590

Personnel

Dr. Mark Norris, Ph.D. – Museum Director
Karen Birt, M.A. – Museum Coordinator
Dr. Terry White, Ed.D. – Chief Docent


A History Degree from Grace

Christ鈥檚 life is an example to strive after, but we can be so eager to get busy that it鈥檚 easy to overlook the value of understanding others. Within this conviction lies the goal of Grace鈥檚 Department of History and Political Science 鈥 when students study the people and cultures in history, they develop keen understanding of the past. When they observe current events and analyze modern political and social climates, they gain competence in addressing culture and society in the present. As they prepare to enter the working world through engaging internships, they develop a service-minded attitude toward the future.