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Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakota Life Calendar of Events 2015

The Gibbs Museum is closed for the season.
Please join us for our 2015 programming!

And please contact us throughout the winter for information on renting the Gibbs Museum facilities for weddings, birthday parties, etc.


Gibbs Museum 2015 Hours/Admissions:
Open to the Public:
Saturdays - Sundays
May 23 - October 31
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Regular Admissions Rates: $8 adults / $7 seniors 62+ / $5 children (ages 3 - 16)
RCHS members receive Free Regular Admission
(some special programs may not qualify for free admission)

 Office Hours: year around, Monday - Friday 9am-4pm
Scheduled Tours/Field Trips: On-Site May - first week of November Monday-Friday
Outreach: Monday - Friday, November - April and May - October if staff is available

Other events/tours: By special appointment yearly as needed/if staff is available
Please see our Site Rental page for Special Events Information

 PARKING IS ALWAYS FREE in the GIBBS MUSEUM LOT!
Our lot is located at the north end of the site off Cleveland Avenue.
Please see our Information Page for directions.

Please note: The Gibbs Museum is a smoke-free site. Service dogs only.

Gibbs Museum Day Camps

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2015 Programs
Gibbs Museum presents a series of programs especially
designed for families that focus on pioneer and Dakota life.

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Victorian Tea & Tour
New Program!
Tuesdays-Thursdays
June 23, 24 & 25
June 30, July 1 & 2
 9:00-11:00; 10:00-Noon; 11:00-1:00


$19 per person
10% discount for RCHS members

Gibbs farmhouse historic photo

Designed for generations of girls: grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters, alike!


Learn about Victorian ways as you savor tea on the farmhouse porch. Following tea, a costumed interpreter will take you through the Gibbs farmhouse. Make a calling card patterned after the one the Gibbs girls used when they visited friends.

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Farm Fridays:
Mini-Retreats for those 55+

New Program!

 8:00 am-1:00 pm


$7 per person
Free for RCHS members


 

 Enjoy the beuaty and tranquility of Gibbs Farm, a charming retreat celebrating 1800s life, nestled between Minneapolis and Saint Paul. These 55+ mini-retreats are perfect for individuals, couples or groups.
Programs are led by costumed Gibbs Museum interpretive staff.
Programs are 45 minutes, repeating every hour.
Programs are subject to change.

Free coffee and our famous homemade ice cream.
Free parking in our Gibbs Museum lot.
Please schedule groups of more than 10 guests two weeks in advance.

Friday, June 26: 1800s Dakota Life

Friday, July 3: Archaeology at the Gibbs Museum

Friday July 10: Our Native Prairie

Friday, July 17: The One-Room Schoolhouse

Friday, July 24: Natural Dyes

Friday, July 31: Growing Heirloom Vegetables

Friday, August 7: The Dakota Tipi

Friday, August 14: Pickling the Old-Fashioned Way

Friday, August 21: Cooking on the Prairie

Friday, August 28: Minnesota Native Medicines

Friday, September 4: All About Bees - includes Candle Dipping

 

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Ice Cream Sundays
Sundays, June 28, July 11, August 16
10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Included in general admission:
$8 adults, $7 seniors 55+, $5 children 3 and up
Free for RCHS members

Ice cream making at the Gibbs

Special thanks to agropur for supplying the delicious dairy products that go into our ice cream

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Festival Days

Dakota Day

Dakota Day

Saturday, June 20
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Included in general admission:
$8 adults, $7 seniors 55+, $5 children 3 and up
Free for RCHS members

Celebrate Minnesota's First People. Dakota Day features presentations, mini-language seminars, walking tours, crafts, games, Dakota-inspired food and much more.

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Apple Festival

 


Saturday, September 19
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Included in general admission:
$8 adults, $7 seniors 55+, $5 children 3 and up
Free for RCHS members

Apple Crafts, Apple Games, Apple Treats!
A day of apple fun - all in the beautiful setting of the Gibbs Museum.
Enjoy our horse-drawn hayrides, visit our Heritage Apple Orchard and learn about Minnesota apples. Make apple critters, bob for apples, enjoy free food and much more.

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Halloween!

Jack-o-lantern


Saturday, October 31
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Included in general admission:
$8 adults, $7 seniors 55+, $5 children 3 and up
Free for RCHS members

Celebrate Halloween the old-fashioned way!
Kids of all ages can make popcorn balls, find pennies in the hay stack, enter the costume contest, trick-or-treat at the Gibbs' farmhouse, hear not-so-scary Halloween stories in the one-room schoolhouse. Enjoy free refreshments and much more.

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MUSEUM HOURS
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Weekday mornings by appointment
ADMISSION PRICES
ADULTS . . . $8.00
SENIORS
. . . $7.00
CHILDREN, ages 3-16 . . . $5.00


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GIBBS MUSEUM
of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
2097 West Larpenteur Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113
651-646~8629  
Gibbs@rchs.com

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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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