Ramsey County Historical Society has three primary programs:
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
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.
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.