MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

Museum Hours

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm 
Closed Monday (Open Monday holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Please note: We are very busy with school groups during April & May between 10am-2pm.

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Library Holiday Hours




2017 Apr 27


A Toast to Prohibition: Songs of Temperance and Temptation

2014 Performance schedule: 
Tues., Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 25, 2 p.m. (very imited tickets available at the door)
Sun., Jan. 26, 2 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

Performed by the Rose Ensemble and held at the Minnesota History Center. 

$27 ($22 Minnesota Historical Society members). 

Prohibition leaps onto the musical stage in this delightful look at the history and humor behind Minnesota's longstanding love/hate relationship with the saloon. Semi-staged and fully costumed, this performance features the songs of Carrie Nation and 19th-century Temperance Union meetings, balanced by a full cup of good ol' anti-Prohibition songs. The show features special guests, Maria Jette (narrator), Dan Chouinard (piano and accordion) and celebrates the release of the official performance CD.

Narration from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and projections of historical images complement the show as our performers prance to Victorian waltzes, croon 1920s jazz, launch into Irish reels, ragtime and gospel, and belt out some of Irving Berlin's best showstoppers.

Ticketholders receive $2 off museum exhibit admission on their show date only. The Prohibition exhibit will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Jan. 21-23, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Jan. 25 and from 12-5 p.m. on Jan. 26. 

This Rose Ensemble concert series and CD-release is produced in association with the Minnesota History Center. Created by the National Constitution Center, the exhibit American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, is on view at the Minnesota History Center, Nov. 9 - March 16, 2014.