100th Anniversary of Prohibition

Check our Events page for special anniversary events in Granite Falls! Please take our Prohibition survey, hint – it’s not just about history!

State wide events and exhibits are listed here.

Follow the Minnesota River Valley National Scenic Byway’s Prohibition Itinerary

Prohibition Timeline

January 16, 1919 – 18th Amendment ratified

October 28, 1919 – Volstead Act or National Prohibition Enforcement Act was passed

January 17, 1920 – Prohibition went into effect

April 7, 1933 – legal sales of beer were allowed, National Beer Day

December 5, 1933, Repeal Day, the 21st Amendment was ratified repealing Prohibition


Ken Burns Prohibition on PBS

Volstead Fever: Prohibition in Minnesota Pioneer Public TV