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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.


Exhibition Opportunity
Open to Photographers and Artists
“Reflections on Ramsey”

Call for Entry
Extended: Entries Due April 21, 2014


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

The Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) is asking artists and writers in any media to use their creativity and skills to document the Opening Celebration of the Green Line Light Rail on June 14, 2014. Artists, writers, photographers, filmmakers, etc. who work in any media are eligible. Tell a story, capture the moment, and preserve your experiences in the media of your choice.

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-December, 2015, exact dates TBA. Prizes will be awarded. Entry guidelines and exhibition details will be announced, see our website for more information as it becomes available, or contact membership@rchs.com


Current Exhibits
March-July 2014


Faces of the First:
Contemporary Civil War Portraits of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment
February 6 – July 7

Special Event in Conjunction with
Faces of the First:

Wayne Jorgenson will have an author’s
talk and book signing for
“Every Man Did His Duty: Pictures and
Stories of the Men of the First Minnesota”
Thursday, May 1, 2014
from 6pm – 7pm
Landmark Center Courtroom #326

Landmark Center, RCHS Gallery - Free
The exhibit will showcase 12 original works of art, and 12 reproductions of oil paintings by Jay Wittenberg of soldiers who fought in Minnesota’s famous First Volunteer Infantry Regiment. “These portraits will be a tangible reminder to present day Minnesotans of these men and the service they provided. Audiences will come to know those who served our state…They will be able to look them in the eye,” says the artist Jay Wittenberg.

 All Landmark Center exhibitions are open during building hours
Landmark Center

Private Nixon, First Minnesota

Thank you to the Minnesota Civil War Commemorative Task Force
for their support for "Faces of the First."

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The Ramsey County Historical Society mourns the loss of W. Andrew Boss, former Board Chair of RCHS, who passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Andrew (Andy) Boss was an outstanding community leader, philanthropist, and supporter of RCHS. We want to express our thanks to him and to his family for all their support and contributions over the years. Our deep sympathies go out to his family and friends.

 Star-Tribune Obituary
St. Paul Pioneer Press Obituary


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!

The Gibbs Museum is looking for Historic Interpretors for our 2014 Season. Please see the Jobs page for more information.

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 Tipi - Saturday, June 7
- All About Our Animals - Saturday, July 5
- 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, June 15: Happy Father's Day - free entry for dads.
- Sunday, July 13: Beat the heat with an ice cream cone.
- Sunday, August 3: Build your own Sundae. 


Special Events

2014 Pioneer Sampler:
School, Work and Play
June 21, 2014

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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