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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


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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

Private Nixon, Faces of the First

The exhibit will showcases12 original works of art and 12 reproductions of oil paintings by Jay Wittenberg of soldiers who fought in Minnesota’s famous First Volunteer 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.  

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

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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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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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Phone: (651) 222-0701, Fax: (651) 223-8539

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