History Revealed: A Toast to History

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

History Revealed: A Toast to History at Waldmann
Program Series

Join RCHS for a new History Revealed program series at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery! History Revealed: A Toast to History at Waldmann will continue our tradition of featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics. This presentation series will focus on the long traditions of brewing, food, and architecture in Saint Paul and Ramsey County.

In addition watch for special fun programs, including trivia contests, music, brewery tours and more!

Waldmann Brewery was constructed in the fall of 1857 — six months before Minnesota became a state, nearly four years before the American Civil War began, and at a time when less than 10,000 people lived in Saint Paul. It is the oldest surviving commercial building in the Twin Cities. Restored and re-opened in 2017 for the first time in 154 years, the building still offers wood stoves, tables made from first-growth pine that was part of the original structure, virgin pinewood floors, original forged nails, hand-blown window glass, a large collection of 19th century steamboat chairs, whale oil lamps (burning paraffin), and many period maps, photographs and other memorabilia.

We are excited to offer special programs in this beautifully restored historic space.

All presentations are free, but reservations are required. Reservation forms will be linked to each presentation on the schedule below.

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.

History Revealed: A Toast to History at Waldmann Series
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery
445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Tuesday–Thursday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Presentations begin about 7:30-7:45 pm and last about an hour.

Thursday, June 14, 2018
Tom Schroeder, Bar Hopping through History: Tales of St. Paul’s Early Saloons

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Paul Nelson, Frederick McGhee

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Stephen Osman, Fort Snelling & the Civil War: Daily Lives
More information.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Doug Hoverson, The Business & Culture of Beer: From Statehood in 1858 to the Early 1880’s
More information.

Thursday, October 11, 2018
Kristin Anderson, Building for Beer in St. Paul’s West End
More information

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Peter DeCarlo, Minnesota’s Columbus Memorial: Immigration, Colonialism, and Memory on the State Capitol Grounds

More information.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 – TBA
Natalie Heneghan, Noticing the New Deal
More information.


2018 History Revealed Programs

See the History Revealed information page for updates and a list of programs.
Or check our Calendar for History Revealed programs and tours, Gibbs Farm events and programs, and more!