RAMSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

St. Paul, Minnesota

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2012 Donor Recognition

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Every Day Program Support

"Where It's Needed Most"

Funds Support your favorite programs at Gibbs Museum, the Research Center and at Landmark Center by  "giving where it's needed most."  If you would like to know more about how your donations support Ramsey County Historical Society's operations, please contact RCHS at membership@rchs.com
or call 651-222-0701.


 

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Thank you to Development Director
Ellie Zimmerman

 Thank You Ellie, and Enjoy Your Retirement!
Ellie Zimmerman came to RCHS with more than 25 years of experience in Development. She has been a vital part of our team here for the past several years, and we would like to convey our thanks to her for her excellent work.
Ellie plans to travel and spend more time with her new grandbaby. We wish her all the best in her retirement. 

 
 

Many Ways to Give:

Archival Preservation and Research Access

Celebrations and Memorials


Funding the Future

Gibbs Museum Land Purchase Debt
 Retirement

Gifts-in-Kind & Gift Certificates

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Technology Upgrades

Please scroll down for more details on these gifts

  Donor Highlights

Lorraine and Harry Hammerly
Momentum Challenge Match

The following individuals contributed to the success of the $100,000 Lorraine and Harry Hammerly Momentum Challenge Match.

Mary Anderson
Tom and Liz Boyd
Norlin Boyum
Carolyn Brusseau
William and Terry Dircks
Joanne Englund
William and Bonita Frels
Douglas Heidenreich
Bill and Virginia Hickey
Robert and Sandy Klas
Judy and Steve Lewis
Richard and Nancy Nicholson
John G. and Margaret Ordway
Julian Plante
James Reagan
Jeff Slack
James and Merrie Stolpestad
Glenn Wiessner

 

Celebrations and Memorials
Are you getting married, hosting an anniversary or celebrating a birthday?  Do you wish to remember a friend or loved one who has passed?  Ramsey County Historical Society accepts memorial and celebratory gifts in any amount.  For opportunities to give, or to notify a loved one of a gift in memory, please contact Chad Roberts at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701.


Gibbs Museum Land Purchase Debt Retirement
Seizing a unique opportunity to secure the last remaining acres adjacent to the Gibbs Museum, the Ramsey County Historical Society board acted quickly in early 2006 to purchase approximately 1.5 acres of land just west of the Gibbs home, part of the original 1849 Gibbs family farm.  Planning for program expansion is ongoing and will include the new property. Please contact please contact please contact Chad Roberts at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701 if you are interested in this program.
Current Debt: $184,000 

Archival Preservation and Research Access
The Research Center, on the lower level of Landmark Center, attracts researchers, homeowners, students and scholars interested in their local history.  Ramsey County Historical Society owns the City of St. Paul building permits, dating from the first permit issued in 1883 to 1975.   Building permits document the built environment of a community.  They reveal social history, economic development, and cultural development in St. Paul over several generations.  In addition to the building permits, the Research Center houses photographs, church and business histories, local maps and other fascinating materials.   Ramsey County Historical Society is committed to preserving our local history for future generations.  For information about supporting the is project please contact Mollie Spillman at curator@rchs.com or 651-222-0701.
Support needed:  $150,000 annually for collections processing and  Research Center operations

Technology Upgrades
Paper is our business, technology helps make history accessible and engaging.  Technology  needs are ongoing and include computers, servers, software upgrades and digital cameras to capture both the past and current programs.  Please contact please contact please contact Chad Roberts at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701 to discuss possible donations.  Support needed:  $15,000 annually

Gifts-in-Kind & Gift Certificates
Many Ramsey County Historical Society programs and events benefit greatly from Gifts-in-Kind, donated products or services for use in our programs. We appreciate gift certificates in any amount from Cub and Rainbow Foods, Hancock Fabrics, Target, Staples, and Home improvement stores. If you have goods or services to offer please contact please contact please contact Robyn Priestley at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Magazine Sponsorship Opportunities
Tell the history of your company or help preserve a piece of Ramsey County history. Ramsey County History celebrates 47 years of continuous publication and tells the rich stories of life in Ramsey County.  Contact please contact John Lindley at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701.

Support needed:  $25,000 per issue

Special Events at the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer & Dakotah Life -Current Gibbs Events
Be a part of a special event or program at the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer & Dakotah Life.  Support Ramsey County Historical Society events by sponsoring a program or an entire event. 
For information or to view an event for consideration please contact Chad Roberts at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701.
Event sponsorships begin at $2500

Exhibit Support
Ramsey County Historical Society operates an exhibit gallery  in the lobby of the Landmark Center in downtown Saint Paul.  The exhibits are free and open to the public.  Recent exhibits included They Played for the Love of the Game:  Continuing the Legacy of Black Baseball in Minnesota and Living La Vida in Ramsey County. 
Please consider supporting future exhibits, contact Mollie Spillman at curator@rchs.com or 651-222-0701.

Exhibit support begins at $2500

FUNDING THE FUTURE

 

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. Ramsey County Historical Society recognizes members of the Ethel Stewart Heritage Society in Ramsey County History and at least once a year with a special reception and program.  If you are interested in joining the Ethel Stewart Heritage Society, please contact Chad Roberts at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701.

 

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Ramsey County Historical Society Endowment Fund

The Ramsey County Historical Society is blessed with friends who understand the need for a predictable, steady stream of income from unrestricted sources.  Members and friends contributed generously and began a modest endowment fund for the Society. The Endowment Fund generates income for the publication of Ramsey County History magazine and program expenses. Please contact Chad Roberts at info@rchs.com or call 651-222-0701 to discuss endowment opportunities.
 

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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