Wet or Dry? How Liquor Helped Shape White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake Library 2150 2nd Street, White Bear Lake

The pubs, taverns, speakeasies and sample rooms around White Bear Lake were popular places before during and after the Prohibition Era. Join us as we explore the history of our local establishments, the legislation of Prohibition and the Temperance Movement that led to it. FREE event but donations are welcome.  Presented by the White Bear […]

Birchwood Village – Nearly a Century of Community

Birchwood City Hall 207 Birchwood Avenue, Birchwood

Join us to hear stories of how the Village of Birchwood came to be and how it has evolved. This illustrated presentation will highlight stories from the community’s early years and encourage attendees to share their memories of more recent days. FREE event but donations are welcome.  Presented by the White Bear Lake Area Historical […]

Gangster Bus Tour

White Bear Lake Armory 2228 4th St., White Bear Lake

Back by popular demand!   Come along for an adventurous outing to explore the hideouts and haunts of the 1930s era gangsters who laid low in the cottages around White Bear and Bald Eagle Lakes.  Sights include a Mahtomedi speakeasy and the location of a notorious dance club. Tours last approximately 1 hour with departures at […]

$15 – $20

Moose Goheen Continues to Inspire

White Bear Lake Library 2150 2nd Street, White Bear Lake

Join us to hear stories of White Bear native Francis Xavier “Moose” Goheen who played in the first Olympic ice hockey games in 1920 and was the second American inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Goheen serves as the namesake to the annual youth hockey tournaments put on by the White Bear Lake Area Hockey Association.

FREE event but donations are welcome. Presented by the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society in partnership with the Ramsey County Library-White Bear Lake.

White Bear Township- The Battle for Independence

White Bear Lake Library 2150 2nd Street, White Bear Lake

Over the past century and a half, the original 36 square mile White Bear Township gave birth to the cities of Gem Lake, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Lake. Join us to hear how the story unfolds through a series of hot legal disputes and emotional exchanges. FREE event but donations are welcome. […]

Gangster Bus Tour

White Bear Lake Armory 2228 4th St., White Bear Lake

Come along for an adventurous outing to explore the hideouts and haunts of the 1930s era gangsters who laid low in the cottages around White Bear and Bald Eagle Lakes.

$15 – $20