Minnesota Then

The history of Minnesota's Beer, Brewing, and Alcohol Industries

Welcome to the Minnesota Then History Museum!

We are a (future) local history museum dedicated to telling the story of Minnesota's beer, brewing, and alcohol related industries.

Featured Articles

The Return of Real Beer (1933)

Bootlegger Leon Gleckman (c. 1893 - 1941)

The O'Connor Layover Agreement

Breweries

The John Orth Brewing Company (1850 - 1890)

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The North Star Brewery (1855 - 1901)

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The Stahlmann Cave Brewery (1855 - 1897)

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People

The Death of "Dapper" Dan Hogan

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Pierre "Pig's Eye" Parrant

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The Kidnapping of William Hamm Jr.

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Public Events

Scientific Temperance Instruction

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Rushing the Growler

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Blind Pigs and Blind Pig Saloons

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The Surly Bill (2011)

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Laws and Regulations

The Lager Beer Act of 1860

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The 1887 High License Law

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Minnesota's 1852 'Maine' Law

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The Rand Ordinance in Minneapolis (1892)

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Brewers and Brewsters

Theodore Hamm (1825 - 1903)

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Susannah Tepass (1824 - 1889)

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