2022 is the 100th Anniversary of the Capper-Volstead Act, the framework of cooperative businesses that is still used today. The Granite Falls Historical Society is currently creating an exhibit of 30 Minnesota cooperatives funded by a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. The exhibit will open in February of 2022.

Volstead Legislation created by Dylan Curfman

The 100th Anniversary of Prohibition is ongoing through 2033, the 100th Anniversary of the Volstead legislation was celebrated in 2019 and 2020 with a creative walking theater performance of Over the Barrel, A Prohibition Musical and other special events.

“Volstead – The economics and reach of a legacy “, by Jess Gorman, Granite Falls and Clarkfield Advocate Tribune, March, 2020

The Granite Falls Man behind Prohibition on TPT Almanac.

Video about the history of Prohibition

Documentary on creating Over the Barrel, a Prohibition Musical

Full performance of Over the Barrel, A Prohibition Musical ” Sing your song while your tongue’s still wet!”

CBS Saturday this morning aired The Legacy of Prohibition on October 26, 2019.

The History and Legacy of Prohibition aired November 7 , 2019 on WOSU public radio.

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


Anti Saloon League Museum, Westerville, Ohio

Ken Burns Prohibition on PBS

Volstead Fever: Prohibition in Minnesota Pioneer Public TV