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2018 Member Celebration

August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Special Event: Member Celebration & Thank-You at Gibbs Farm!

Saturday, August 18, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Free Admission!
Everyone is invited – bring your friends and family

Join us for a very special day with RCHS & Gibbs Farm as we celebrate and thank all of our members, supporters and friends, and introduce new guests to Gibbs Farm! Bring your friends & family – and prospective members – help us reach our yearly membership goals!

  • Music from Light of the Moon
  • Shadow Puppet Show
  • Make a Stick Puppet
  • Puppet Photo Booth
  • Historic Presentations
    • Terry Swanson will present the lives of Elaine and Charles Eastman.
  • Historic Site Tours
  • Tree Tour!
    • MN Master Naturalists Kathy Robbins and Cathy Croghan from the Bell Museum will lead a 45 minute walking tour through the Gibbs Farm site. Learn to identify woody plants and find out how they were used by the Dakota and early settlers of Minnesota.
  • RCHS & Gibbs Farm Showcases
  • Farm Animals
  • Craft Activity
  • Gibbs Farm Homemade Ice Cream
  • And more!
  • Food available for purchase from Grill Works Food Truck or bring your own picnic!
  • Free parking in our lot on Cleveland Avenue

Schedule & Locations


  • Music by Light of the Moon
    11:00 am-2:30 pm
    Red Barn Courtyard
  • Grillworks Food Truck
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    South side of Red Barn
  • Check-In & New Member Sign-up & Publications Showcase
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Outside Admissions Building
  • RCHS Collections Selections
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Red Barn
  • New Member Sign-Up
    10:00 am-4:00 pm
    Red Barn
  • Make a Felt Farm Animal to bring home!
    Choose between a chicken, goat, or piglet.
    Red Barn
  • Farm Animals
    Goats & Sheep – Paddock
    Pigs, Chickens, Ducks & Geese – Behind White Barn
  • Ice Cream Making Demonstrations
    11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
    Red Barn Courtyard
    Scoop of our homemade ice cream is included!


  • Tour the Gibbs Farmhouse
    Tours at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm – Tours are 45 min long
    Start at Admissions Building
  • Dakota Tours
    Learn about the seasonal life of the Dakota of Cloud Man’s Village
    11:30 am & 1:30 pm – Tours are 45 min long
    Start at Admissions Building
  • Trees of Gibbs Farm Tour
    11:00 am
    Meet the guides under the oak tree on the Farmhouse Front Lawn


  • Puppet Show
    Hear and see the story of “The Raccoon and the Bee Tree”
    A play based on a Dakota story recorded by Charles Eastman
    10:30 am, 12:30 am & 2:30 am
    At the Upper White Barn.
  • Puppet Photo Booth
    Upper White Barn
    Ongoing, except for during Puppet Show times

Historic Presentations

The Many Roles of Ohiyesa/Dr. Charles Eastman: Doctor, Author, Husband and Father, Dakota Storyteller
Terry Swanson
Learn about Dr. Eastman’s connection to Gibbs Farm
11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Picnic tables by the tipi


August 18, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ramsey County Historical Society


Gibbs Farm
2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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