RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

St. Paul, Minnesota

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Upcoming Events &
Opportunities

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Employment Opportunites:
RCHS has no positions open at this time. Thank you for your interest.
 

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RCHS New Publication

 The German Friend: War and Postwar Letters from German Anti-Nazi Prinz Hubertus zu Lowenstein to American Hans Christian, 1942-1947
by John Larson

The German Friend tells the fascinating story of German Anti-Nazi Prinz Hubertus zu Lowenstein through his letters to his American friend John Larson, known by the nickname "Hans Christian." The letters cover not only politics, but philosophy, ideals and day-to-day activities. A testament to friendship and to the fight for freedom, the book is a deeply personal exploration of the thoughts, hopes and values of one of Germany's most prominent wartime authors.

The book is currently available through RCHS, trade size softcover (paperback), large-print type, over 700 pages.
$22.00 for members, $27.00 for non-members - prices include tax.
For more information, contact RCHS at 651-222-0701 

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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.

 

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 Our NEW Research Center Open Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 12:30-4:30 pm.
Other times by appointment.

Please Note:
The Research Center will be CLOSED
November 24-28, 2014
and
December 22, 2014-January 2, 2015

The RCHS Offices will be Closed
November 27 & 28, 2014
at Noon on Dec. 24 through Dec. 28, 2014

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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

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.

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Events & Exhibitions
January-March 2015

 Winter Carnival – From the RCHS Collections
January 2-February 2
Main Gallery & Research Center Cases – Landmark Center

 Emancipation & Its Legacies
February 9-March 9
Main Gallery – Landmark Center

 February-June
Rondo Neighborhood
Research Center Cases – Landmark Center

 All Landmark Center exhibitions are open during building hours
Landmark Center


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RCHS Podcasts Now Live!

The Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) annpunces a new podcast series.
All the podcasts are available here.

Podcast #1
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 l
abor 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.

Podcast #2
The second podcast, is now available here.

Edward Phelan was one of St. Paul's very first settlers. Was he also a murderer? In September 1839 the body of Phelan's cabin-mate, John Hays, was found floating in the Mississippi River. He had been beaten to death. Phelan was charged with the crime, but not convicted. Now, 170 years later, St. Paul author Gary Brueggemann believes he has solved the case. He tells the tale in his new book, Minnesota's Oldest Murder Mystery. We met with Gary Brueggemann at Landmark Center in downtown St. Paul.
Swede Hollow is a ravine on St. Paul's east side, and for a hundred years -- 1850s to 1950s -- a receptor neighborhood for recent immigrants. Swedes first, then Italians, then Mexican-Americans. St. Paul historian Steve Trimble edited the Swede Hollow memoirs of Michael Sanchelli for the Spring 2014 issue of Ramsey County History magazine. Steve Trimble joined us to talk about life in old Swede Hollow. 

Podcast #3
The third podcast, is now available here.

What can an anti-Nazi writer and intellectual, exiled in the United States, do for his beloved Germany? Over 70 years ago, Prinz Hubertus zu Lowenstein visited St. Paul and met Hamline University student John Larson. A lifelong friendship and flood of letters ensued. John Larson has now assembled some of these letters, from WWII and after, into a book entitled The German Friend, published by RCHS. Paul Nelson interviewed Mr. Larson at his home in Taylors Falls.
The Minnesota Historical Society has created a new venture called MNopedia: short-form articles of state history - including several Ramsey County stories - in an online encyclopedia. This podcast also has an interview with MNopedia's then-editor, Molly Huber.

 

 


 
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Gibbs Museum
of Pioneer and Dakota Life

The Gibbs Museum
will be at the
Milton Square
Holiday Market
Sat. Dec. 6, noon-2:00 pm
Sun. Dec. 7, 1:00-2:30 pm
2232 Carter Ave., St. Paul
crafts for kids to make and take
 Milton Square webpage

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 Watch for more information on Gibbs Day Camps, Special Events, 55+ Programs, and more, starting in Spring 2015.

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

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

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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.

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

info@rchs.com
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