Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Sibley Historic Site, Dupuis House
Fees/RSVP: $20 per person ($15 for DCHS or MNHS members).
Have a drink with your friends and the Dakota County Historical Society as you learn about Minnesota’s history. This series offers fascinating stories of historic people, places, and events in a unique and intimate setting. Admission includes one free drink ticket and a cash bar for visitors that includes beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
May's presentation will be "Saloons in St. Paul" by Tom Schroeder. This evening will explore a time before Henry Sibley, and a few decades after, where the alcohol trade and saloons fueled the region's economy and helped define its culture. Tom Schroeder is owner of the recently restored Waldmann Brewery and Wurstery in St. Paul, an authentic pre-Civil War lager saloon. Schroeder will present on the early history of saloons in St. Paul, including their regulation, sometimes colorful owners, the impact of the Temperance Movement, and how a humble lager yeast from Germany changed the drinking habits of Americans forever.
Mendota After Hours is a monthly event that takes place on the second Friday of each month from May thru October. The site will open at 5:30 p.m. for a social gathering, with the presentation starting at 6:00 p.m. Light food and beverages will be available, including a cash bar.
Must be 21+ to receive a free drink ticket, or to purchase alcoholic beverages. Proof of age will be required before a drink ticket and / or beverage is purchased.