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A Museum Without Walls

Travel to locations statewide to hear interesting stories related to Minnesota's beer and brewing past

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Exploring Minnesota's past

Welcome to Minnesota Then

Uncover Minnesota history's iconic places and incredible people with a wide range of immersive, self-guided tours, exhibits, and interactive experiences that bring the past to life.

  • Explore historic breweries and other beer and brewing-related landmarks
  • Test your knowledge with trivia games
  • Attend local history-related events and lectures
  • Access a wealth of curated online resources, including digitized archives and interactive timelines
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Uncover Minnesota's rich past through engaging self-guided tours

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Fuel your research with access to a collection of curated history resources covering a bevy of Minnesota-related topics.

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Explore our online store for branded merchandise, history resources, and unique gifts celebrating Minnesota's history.