Spirit Lake | Iowa
Winchester Store Museum
A Slice of History
The Winchester Store Museum is a personal collection of Winchester Hardware store items owned by David and Jane Kruse, housed in a recreated 1928 Winchester Hardware Store.
Most people, when they hear of Winchester, think of guns… but don’t realize that in the mid-to-late 1920s, Winchester had over 6,400 hardware stores that dotted the nation – including one in downtown Spirit Lake, Iowa. These hardware stores went bankrupt in the years of the Depression, causing this slice of history to nearly be lost.
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