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Hops and History

Join us for a historic happy hour on the second Thursday of March and May! Enjoy local craft beer while you listen to a discussion of historical topics that are dark, quirky, or just plain fun. Come for the beer, stay for the history!

$7 for nonmembers, members are free.

Bring cash for beer!

May 12

“WWII: Pin-ups, Anchors, and Hearts” — Mitch Bender, Environmental and Technological Studies Professor at St. Cloud State University

Mitch Bender is a professor at St. Cloud State University, where he has been teaching environmental studies since 2002. He considers himself a tattoo enthusiast. As a pastime, he studies tattoo history and collects tattoo art and paraphernalia. His favorite era of American tattoo history spans WWI to the Vietnam War.

The drinking of the beer starts at 5:30, and the program begins at 6! So mark the calendar, bring some cash for a couple pints of delicious beer, and join us! Call 320.253.8424 or email info@stearns-museum.org for information on how to register.

Cost: $7 for non-members, members free. Please note that this event will take place in Cold Spring, MN at Third Street Brewhouse.