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October 2019

Wet or Dry? The Prohibition Era

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Birchwood Town Hall, 207 Birchwood Avenue
Birchwood, MN 55110 United States
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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 Lake Area Historical Society in partnership with the Washington County Library-Wildwood.

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Gangster Bus Tour

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 4th St.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States
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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 depart at 10 am & 11:30 am and last approximately 1 hour. $20/$15 WBLAHS Members. Advance Tickets Required: https://squareup.com/store/whitebearhistory/item/gangster-bus-tour-october Bus departs from the White Bear Lake Armory, 2228 Fourth St

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