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“Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors” with author George Schire

March 29, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Whether you’re a babyface or a heel, this event is for you! Author and wrestling historian George Schire will be presenting on the crazy world of wrestling and his book, “Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling: From Verne Gagne to the Road Warriors.” 
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The Washington County Heritage Center will be open at 6pm for event attendees to experience the museum prior to the event at 7pm. No pre-registration is required.
Copies of “Minnesota’s Golden Age of Wrestling” will be available for purchase at the WCHS Store at the program.

“Why was Minnesota, a land known for its stoic farmers, reasonable politics, and comfortable casseroles, a hotbed of the wacky and wild world of professional wrestling? And how did that old-school wrestling become the Saturday night program of choice for thousands of midwestern families in the last half of the twentieth century? Professional wrestling historian and insider George Schire is here not only to set the record straight but to entice you into a world gone by, a world that comes alive through his colorful and perceptive reporting.

As a kid, Schire found a way to escape the troubles of his life by becoming a wrestling fan, glued to the TV set and then later traveling to see every live “card” in the Twin Cities and many more throughout the region. Over the years he has been involved in all aspects of the sport, and he now offers detailed, behind-the-scenes accounts of important matches from 1954 to 1990 and stories of wrestler personalities, both in and out of the ring. He shares his own extensive collection of wrestling memorabilia— photographs, program covers, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera—to honor the hardworking characters who forged serial storylines onstage week after week and who thrilled fans by carrying out their plots in the ring, with blood, sweat, tears, and high-flying body slams for all.

Praise for George Schire:

“I thought I knew the sport of professional wrestling. Then I met George Schire! No one is more knowledgeable about the events and personalities that made professional wrestling what it is today.”—Greg Gagne, former professional wrestler and titleholder”


March 29, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Washington County Heritage Center
1862 South Greeley St
Stillwater, MN 55082 United States
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