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History Revealed: Ghost Saloons

October 10, 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
History Revealed: A Toast to History at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

Tom Schroeder, Ghost Saloons of Saint Paul, 1855-1860
Thursday, October 10, 2019
7:45 pm

Free and open to all.

Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

As part of his restoration of Waldmann, the pre-Civil War lager saloon that he re-opened in 2017, Tom Schroeder found himself mapping and collecting the stories of more than 50 other bars, saloons, lager houses and whiskey shanties that operated in St. Paul prior to 1860. Drawing on an array of little used primary resources, from licensing, property and crime records to archeology and pre-Victorian photography, Tom brings to life the stories of these long forgotten watering holes and their colorful proprietors.

Registration is needed to attend presentations. Space is limited, first-come, first served.
Presentation is free.
Registration required. Ghost Saloons Registration Form
Or call 651-222-0701 or email

Featured image: 1937 photo by A.F. Raymond of 445 Smith Ave. N, now Waldmann’s Brewery.

It’s RCHS Day at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery!

On the second Thursday of each month, 10% of all sales to RCHS members and their guests will be donated to the Ramsey County Historical Society!

RCHS members and supporters are encouraged to come and enjoy a lunch/dinner/drink at Waldmann throughout the day, or time your dinner so that you can stay for the presentation immediately after. So come on in and raise a toast to history and support RCHS!

Mention that you are a member, supporter or friend of RCHS to your server, and they will make sure that your tab is counted toward Waldmann’s support.

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October 10, 2019
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery
445 Smith Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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