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RCHS 2014
Volunteers Needed

Join in the fun ~ Volunteer!
Learn how you can make a difference.

Gibbs Museum
RCHS Collections

For more information, see the Volunteer page.



The Research Center will be CLOSED
on July 22,
and the week of August 4-8.

The RCHS Offices will be CLOSED
on July 22 from approx. 11am-2pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Reflections on Ramsey
July 17-December 29, 2014
RCHS Exhibit Gallery

Opening Reception & Awards: July 17, 5:30 pm

The Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) announces an exhibition of artwork and photography, “Reflections on Ramsey.” Iconic landscapes and historic themes from Ramsey County are featured in this juried exhibition. Accompanying these works of art are historical artifacts pertaining to the locations depicted.

For more information and a list of participants, see the Exhibition page.


Exhibition Opportunity
“Green Line Revisited”
Call for Artistic Documentation
of the Green Line Light Rail Opening

The Ramsey County Historical Society is asking community members to use their creativity and skills to document the opening of the Green Line Light Rail on June 14, 2014.

Tell a story, capture the moment, and preserve your experiences in the media of your choice.  

Created works will be displayed in a juried exhibition at the RCHS Galleries in the Landmark Center in St. Paul. The exhibition will be from June 18–December 27, 2015. Prizes will be awarded.

Entry guidelines are available as a pdf here.
You may also contact
membership@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701 to receive entry guidelines.

For information about the Green Line Opening Celebration and events: see www.metrotransit.org/greenline


 All Landmark Center exhibitions are open during building hours
Landmark Center


RCHS Podcasts Now Live!

The Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) annpunces a new podcast series.
In the first one, available here, author and historian John Milton tells the story of how citizen opposition delayed for many years the completion of Interstate Highway 35 through Saint Paul. And labor historian Peter Rachleff describes how he and his partner Beth Cleary plan to convert the closed Arlington Hills public library into the East Side Freedom Library in Saint Paul.




Gibbs Museum
of Pioneer and Dakota Life

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2014 - A Big Year!
In 1849, Jane and Heman Gibbs made this farm their home. They farmed the land, raised a family of five children and maintained a relationship with Jane's "kin," the Dakota of Cloud Man's village.

The Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life is celebrating this important milestone with special events and programs.

See the Gibbs Museum Calendar page for more details on each of our programs!

And watch for more Anniversary Programs to come!

Register for Gibbs Museum Day Camps Now!
For more information on each of our Day Camps,
see the Gibbs Day Camp page.


Gibbs Museum 2014 Hours
Saturdays - Sundays
May 24 - October 26
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


 Anniversary Series
"All About Our Farm"
Fun and Facts - All About Our Farm!

- All About Our Gardens and Prairie - Saturday, July 19
- All About Our Soddy - Saturday, August 23


Ice Cream Sundays
Make ice cream the old-fashioned way and then enjoy a sample of the Gibbs Famous Home-made Ice Cream!
- Sunday, August 3: Build your own Sundae. 


Special Events

Dakota Day
August 16
10:00am – 4:00pm

NEW THIS YEAR: We celebrate Minnesota’s First People with the Pond Dakota Heritage Society!

 Apple Festival
September 20, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm

Gibbs Halloween
October 25, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm

Our Mission
"The Ramsey County Historical Society inspires current and future generations to learn from
and value their history by engaging in a diverse program of presenting, publishing and preserving." 

The place for St. Paul & Ramsey County, Minnesota history.
Ramsey County Historical Society programs include a research center, St. Paul & Ramsey County MN history magazine, 
historical exhibits, historic site attraction the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life.

323 Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102    
Phone: (651) 222-0701, Fax: (651) 223-8539

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