RCHS has a variety of membership levels and benefits to meet your needs and your family’s needs.

Membership Levels

Individual = $50
Individual + 1 = $60
Household = $75

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Membership Benefits

  • Knowing you are helping to preserve Ramsey County history for generations to come.
  • Ramsey County History magazine.
  • Free general admission to the Gibbs Farm during our regular season.
  • 10% discount off all ticketed special events.
  • Special invitation to members-only events, lectures and exhibits.
  • Free access to our Research Center.
  • 10% off all Gibbs Farm store and Research Center purchases.

Builders Circles Contributing Memberships

Your support through Builders Circle Contributing Memberships inspires our community to learn from and value our history.

Join RCHS at a Member or Builders Circle level.

If you are already a Member, Renew or Upgrade your Membership to a Builders Circle level.

Builders Circle Levels & Benefits

  • Complimentary Household membership.
  • Ramsey County History magazine.
  • Free general admission to the Gibbs Farm.
  • 10% off purchases, ticketed events and programs, and 10% off all Day Camps.
  • Special invitations to member events.
  • Free access to the Research Center.

Elias Drake Circle: $100-$249

The benefits listed above plus:

  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Invitations to donor events
  • Your membership is tax-deductible less the $35 value of benefits that you will receive.

Jane & Heman Gibbs Circle: $250-$499

The benefits of the Elias Drake Circle plus:

  • Two complimentary passes to the Gibbs Museum per visit for your friends and family.
  • Your membership is tax-deductible less the $35 value of benefits that you will receive.

Seth & Mary Eastman Circle: $500-$999

The benefits of the Jane & Heman Gibbs Circle plus:

  • Complimentary reproduction from the RCHS archival collection.
  • One hour of Complimentary research assistance in our Research Center Collection.
  • Your membership is tax-deductible less the $35 value of benefits that you will receive.

Join RCHS at a Member or Builders Circle level.

If you are already a Member, Renew or Upgrade your Membership to a Builders Circle level.

Or, you may mail us a check or call the office with your information. We are happy to help you.

Thank you for your support!

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The Builders

Elias Drake arrived in Saint Paul in 1860 with a contract to build the state’s first railroad. During the next 36 years, Elias built more than 600 miles of railroad through Minnesota.

Jane DeBow Gibbs & Heman Gibbs bought their farmstead in 1849. Starting with a small one-room sod house, they farmed the land, built a large farmhouse and barn, continued Jane’s friendship with the local Dakota and fostered education in the area. The Gibbs Farm, managed by RCHS, preserves their farmhouse.

Seth & Mary Eastman lived at Fort Snelling, where Seth became Commander in 1849. They were instrumental in recording the Dakota and Ojibwe lives in Minnesota; he painted the local landscapes and people, and Mary wrote about the daily lives of the Dakota.

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