History Revealed

The Ramsey County Historical Society, through its History Revealed series, has an event coming up on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. about the history of the business and culture of beer. Doug Hoverson, editor of merican Breweriana Journal, an award-winning homebrewer, certified beer judge and author of “Land of Amber Waters: The History of Brewing in Minnesota,” will discuss how beer culture has changed over the years in Minnesota.

The state of Minnesota and the business and culture of beer underwent many major changes from statehood in 1858 and for the next 25-30 years. As settler and immigrant populations flourished and transformed, so too did the beer industry in Minnesota, reflecting new cultural influences.

Registration is needed to attend the presentation and can be done at www.rchs.com or by calling 651-222-0701. This event will be held at Waldmann Brewery and Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave. N. in St. Paul. 

The Historical Society will also have an event on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N. called “Saint Paul Then and Now” presented by Bill Lindeke.

Locked together in an affectionate sibling rivalry, Minneapolis and its twin city St. Paul are constantly growing and changing. Lindeke, geographer and author, will discuss how the Twin Cities have developed from simple trading posts on the banks of the Mississippi in  he land of 10,000 lakes, nd will show photos from his new coffee table book, “Minneapolis-St. Paul: Then and Now.”

Lindeke will highlight the most interesting places in St. Paul and the Twin Cities that show the most change from the 19th century to current times with historic and current photographs and offer in-depth descriptions of the sites. The “then” photos are historic images which range from the 1870s to the 1950s. The “now” photos were taken in the summer of 2017 by Karl Mondon of San Francisco, California. Lindeke will also show sites that didn t make the cut into the book.

“Minneapolis-St. Paul Then and Now” has historic and current photos with historical narrative captions for over one hundred historic sites in Minneapolis, St. Paul, South St.Paul, Edina, and the Fort Snelling Unorganized Territory. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the presentation. Lindeke is an urban geographer who writes, researches, and gives tours about the Twin Cities. He is the author of numerous publications featuring the urban symbols and civic history of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Registration is needed to attend the presentation and can be done at www.rchs.com or by calling 651-222-0701.

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