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Green Line Revisited
Documentation of the Central Corridor Green Line Grand Opening
Call for Participation

June 14, 2014

Exhibition of Created Work: June 18-December 27, 2015

Exhibition location: RCHS Exhibit Gallery (north end of the Landmark Center)

The Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) 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.

Participants do not need to be professional artists, photographers or writers, and the choice of how to present your experience is up to you! Some examples to get you started:

          Record the sounds of the celebration and put them to your own music composition.
          Photograph an event at a Green Line stop.
          Talk to community members and residents and create a story around their words.
          Keep a journal of the day.
          Film a part of the celebration.
          Paint, draw, collage, or print your impressions.
          Create a dance that embodies the feeling of the day and film it.

Important information:
          For information about the Green Line Opening Celebration see: www.metrotransit.org/greenline

          The works created will be exhibited in the RCHS Exhibit Gallery, at the north end of the Landmark Center, June 18-December 27, 2015.

          The exhibition will be juried from digital submissions. Details on how to submit and information about the exhibit will be posted soon on our website.

          Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in the exhibition and exhibition participants will receive a free one-year membership to RCHS.

Entry guidelines are available as a pdf here.
You may also contact
membership@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701 to receive entry guidelines.

RCHS will also be looking for annual updates along the Green Line, its impacts and the changes it will spark in Central Corridor neighborhoods. Participants are encouraged to revisit the scenes of their work and document those changes for history.


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

The Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) announces 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.

 Given free rein to address their chosen subject, the artists and photographers have come up with wildly different interpretations of what is historic in Ramsey County. The artworks run a wide gamut of styles and subject matter, from delicate engravings to bold digital prints, from ethereal plein-aire paintings to vibrant photographs.

 This exhibition combines the past and present, showcasing our community in a way everyone can appreciate. In some cases enormous changes have occurred over time, in others visitors will be able to see the enduring qualities of local icons. Along the way the visitor will become a little more connected to the community we all share. 

The art will be exhibited in the RCHS Exhibit Gallery, RCHS’ changing gallery space in the north end of the Landmark Center. Prizes will be awarded, $500.00, $300.00 and $200.00, for first, second and third place as determined by the jurors. All artists who were selected to participate will receive a free RCHS membership for one year, and will have the opportunity to have an image of their work included in the RCHS archives.

Congratulations to the following winning artists:

First Place Award: Mariah Masilko, "Island Station"
Second Place Award: Davind Cunningham, "Shepard Road"
Third Place Award: Stuart Loughridge, "Seven Corners"

Honorable Mentions:
Lonnie Broden, "Saint Paul Lift"
John Lombardi, "Blair Academy"
Susan Solomon, "Mt. Zion Cemetery"
Claudia Stack-Kremer, "Sharrett's"

Thank you to all the participating artists:
Lonnie Broden
Patrick Clancy
David Cunningham
Jan Geisen            
CeCeile Hartleib
Brian M. Hartz
Chad Hambright
Mike Hazard
Leatta Hough          
Phyllis Kedl
James Kamrowski
John Lombardi
Stuart Loughridge
Mariah Masilko
Tom McGregor       
Bob Muschewske
David A. Parker
Jay Pfaender
Tom Reynen
Susan Solomon
Claudia Stack-Kremer
Brandon Stengel
Anika Stocking           
Nick Vlcek


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Documentary Project & Exhibit
A collaboration between Peter Myers, Ramsey County Historical Society and Twin Cities Public Television.

University: One Avenue, A Thousand Dreams

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Order Today by calling 651-222-0701


They Played for the Love of the Game:
Adding to the Legacy of Minnesota Black Baseball

They Played for the Love of the Game � Adding to the Legacy of Black Baseball

Created by Ramsey County Historical Society and Guest Curator, Frank White, this exhibit tells the story of Twin Cities baseball players through extensive research and interviews with local players and their families.  The exhibit premiered in the Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery in the Landmark Center in 2010, and has been updated many times as continuing research uncovers more details and personal stories.

Please contact Mollie Spillman to discuss hosting the exhibit at your location.  Mollie@rchs.com, 651-222-0701 x 7

Thank you to the Minnesota Twins for their support of They Played for the Love of the Game

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Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) was pleased to host New Land, New Life: Norwegian Immigration in Minnesota 1825-1925 from February 28 through June 20, 2013.  The exhibit was developed by the Sons of Norway, St. Paul Lodge with funding from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Sons of Norway Foundation. This exhibit highlights the history, culture and lives of Norwegian immigrants to Minnesota and to St. Paul.

It will be travelling throughout Minnesota for the next few years.  

For information on hosting the exhibit, please contact Ron Stow at 651-439-7255.

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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