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


American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

On view Nov 9, 2013 - March 16, 2014


Meet the drys, wets, gangsters, flappers, lawmen and suffragists of America’s most colorful, complex constitutional hiccup in "American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition," created by the National Constitution Center. The exhibit includes more than 100 rare artifacts; a re-created speakeasy; films, music, photos and multi-media exhibits; and a video game where you serve as a federal agent tracking down rumrunners. 

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Hatchet Used by Carrie Nation, 1901. Collection of the Kansas Historical Society Curator Daniel Okrent "A Moral and Physical Thermometer." Courtesy Library Company of Philadelphia. "Mr. Dry" Bar Set, ca. 1920s. On loan from the Museum of American Political Life Anheuser-Busch Beer Case, 1933  Courtesy of the Anheuser-Busch Archives. Tunic-style Dress, 1923.  Courtesy of the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis. Prohibition Administrator Badge, 1931.Courtesy of the Honorable Newton C. Taylor