Pottery Museum of Red Wing opens saloon exhibit
The Pottery Museum of Red Wing announces its new exhibit, "Pre-Prohibition Red Wing Saloon." The opening event will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 29. More than 100 advertising jugs made in Red Wing will be featured.
The stoneware businesses in Red Wing produced many liquor jugs. In just one month during 1910 more than 6,400 jugs were created. These jugs were shipped to hundreds of liquor stores in over 20 states. The city of Red Wing had more than 24 saloons in 1907.
The Pottery Museum of Red Wing's newest exhibit depicts what a saloon might have looked like before Prohibition. Volunteer Steve Ketcham, wearing in-period clothing, will answer people's questions that day.
Free guided tours will be at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, 651-327-2220. Pottery Museum of Red Wing is located at 240 Harrison St.