RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

St. Paul, Minnesota

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Ethel Stewart Heritage Society

The Ethel Stewart Heritage Society recognizes donors who have provided for the Society in their wills or other testamentary plans, in life-income agreements, life insurance policies, or with cumulative contributions of $10,000 or more to the Society.  If you are interested in joining this visionary group “inspiring future generations to learn from and value their history,” contact Samantha Bossman @ 651-222-0701 x225. 

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The Ramsey County Historical Society
is the officially-recognized historical agency of Ramsey County.

The Society began in 1949 when a group of citizens moved to acquire and preserve the Heman and Jane Gibbs farm in suburban Falcon Heights. Following five years of restoration work, the Gibbs Museum opened its gates in 1954. In 1974, the farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Society is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 membership driven, donor supported organization that depends on gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations for its annual support.

Ramsey County Historical Society has three primary programs:

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life
The Society began in 1949 when a group of citizens moved to acquire and preserve the Heman and Jane Gibbs farm in suburban Falcon Heights. The Gibbs Farm Museum opened in 1954. The Gibbs house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Today the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer & Dakotah Life presents a dual Dakota Indian/pioneer interpretation.

Ramsey County History Quarterly Magazine
In 1964, Ramsey County History began a distinguished tradition of assembling original, important information on engaging stories that might otherwise be lost to time. Ramsey County History has enjoyed uninterrupted publication and has twice received awards from the American Association for State and Local History. The magazine offers readable, non-academic local history focusing as much on the ordinary person as on the extraordinary. The Society also publishes books, several of which have won awards.

Research Center & Collections
The Ramsey County Historical Society Research Center contains non-circulating collections documenting the history of Ramsey County and St. Paul. The collection contains books, periodicals, city directories, maps, photographs, personal papers, business and organization records, architectural information and materials on clubs, schools, and churches. The Ramsey County Historical Society Research Center and Archive is located in downtown St. Paul’s Landmark Center, a restored Federal Courts building on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to these primary programs, the Society offers lectures, exhibits and programs at Landmark Center and thought the county that are open to the public at no charge.

How do I find Landmark Center?

 

Ramsey County Historical Society
WISH LIST

Donate or sponsor the purchase of any of these items. For more information: 651-222-0701 or info@rchs.com.

  • Any St. Paul City Directories  years 1866 -1884

  • Past issues of Ramsey County History

  • Gas powered chain saw

  • Cordless drill

  • Circular saw

  • Power washer

  • Nail gun with compressor

  •  Sawzall

  • Easels

  • Bobcat

Or you may give a gift online:

RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY | GiveMN

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Volunteers Needed 
Find endless rewards by volunteering at the Ramsey County Historical Society or Gibbs Museum. Learn more by emailing info@rchs.com or calling 651-222-0701, or click below on the link.

Ramsey County Historical Society Volunteer Page

 

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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