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.