This collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, Montana-related ephemera, correspondence pertaining to the Society
of the Framers of the Constitution of the State of Montana as well as written attempts to compile historical accounts of various
aspects of Montana's history.
Charles Nickolas Kessler (1874-1957) was the president of his family's business, the Kessler Brewing Company. He actively
opposed the prohibition movement but to his dismay, Montana supported statewide prohibition that became effective in January,
1919. On June 28, 1919, the Kessler Brewery was closed and all of the company's alcohol was destroyed. The brewery would not
be re-opened until 1933 after the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. Throughout his life, Kessler was extremely interested
in acquiring information on various aspects of the history of Montana.
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