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History Revealed: Home Away From Home

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Terry Swanson, Home Away From Home: Stories From Minnesota’s First Pioneer Girls

History Revealed Library Series
March 28, 2019
Thursday, 7:00 pm
Ramsey County Roseville Library

Free and open to all. No reservations needed.

Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

The stories that dwell in our memories define us, change over time, and taken collectively, portray a generation. Terry Swanson will provide a glimpse into the real world of Minnesota’s pioneer girls who settled in Minnesota with their families. This snapshot of Minnesota life from 1840-1860 comes from an analysis of first-hand accounts, including the histories in “Old Rail Fence Corners.”

Terry Swanson is an author and historian and recently retired as the manager of the Gibbs Farm historic site.

Featured image: Photograph of a group of five girls and two boys, circa 1870. The girls seem to be holding diplomas. Back caption: “St. Paul.” From the RCHS Collection.

Due to unforeseen circumstances the previous presentation by Moira Harris has been cancelled. We apologize for the cancellation.

2019 History Revealed Programs

See the History Revealed 2019 information page for updates and a list of programs.
Or check our Calendar for these and other programs at the Gibbs Farm, and more!


March 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ramsey County Historical Society


Ramsey County Library – Roseville
2180 Hamline Ave N
Roseville, MN 55113 United States
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