The Winona County Historical Society is hosting a special event this week honoring one of Winona's biggest benefactors.
It's John A. Latsch Week, and Mayor and Historical Society Executive Director, Mark Peterson, says a number of activities will be held to bring attention to the numerous contributions Latsch left to Winona.
Events, include two cruises on the Mississippi River aboard the Cal Fremling, Winona State University's new floating classroom, a Thursday lecture at the History Center, and a beach party on Latsch Island.
Peterson says there will also be an attempt on Saturday to set a new world record for the most people wearing a bow tie, a Latsch trademark.
The current record for the most people wearing a bow tie in one sitting is about 835, according to Peterson.
More information on the Latsch Week activities is available on the Historical Society website.