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History Revealed: MN State Fair Walking Tour

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Mark Haidet, Walking Tour of the Minnesota State Fair

History Revealed – Tour Series
June 6, 2018
Wednesday, 10:30 am-noon
Minnesota State Fair

SOLD OUT.
Waiting List available. Please call 651-222-0701 to be added to the waiting list.

Join RCHS for a new series, History Revealed, featuring the best of local history authors talking about a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County. See our History Revealed page here for more programs, past and future.

State Fair historian Mark Haidet will lead a fascinating walking tour of the State Fair grounds. You will hear his insights on the history, personalities, the buildings and events that have shaped the Minnesota State Fair.

Tour begins promptly at 10:30, and will last about 90 minutes. Please meet at the History & Heritage Center by 10:30 am, located in the West End Market, #H23 on the State Fair Map.
Link to History & Heritage Center web page: https://www.mnstatefair.org/location/history-and-heritage-center/

Parking is available by the History & Heritage Center.

Tour is outside only – please wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Optional Special Opportunity: The History & Heritage Center will be open at 9:30 am for participants who wish to visit it before the walking tour.

Tour Cost

$5.00 RCHS Members / $8.00 General Public

Please Note: The State Fair Walking Tour is currently full. Please call robyn@rchs.com or 651-222-0701 to be added to the waiting list.
Waiting list is first-come, first served. We will contact you if space opens up.

Mark Haidet

Mark Haidet worked for the Minnesota Historical Society for more than 36 years – 10 years as a historian and 26 years in the Development Office. As Director of Development for the program’s first 16 years, he built a comprehensive program and led three major campaigns for the Minnesota History Center, Mill City Museum and the Greatest Generation Project. He closed his career with three years at the State Fair Foundation where he completed the campaign to build the Fair’s new History & Heritage Center. Now retired, Mark is helping others as a free-lance historian and fund-raising consultant.

Mark, who has attended all but one State Fair since moving to Minnesota in 1976, is passionate about the Fair, its history, and its importance to Minnesota.

Featured image: Black and white photograph of people lining up to purchase tickets at an entrance to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, circa September, 1950. From the Ramsey County Historical Society photo & postcard collection.

History Revealed Presentations

Scheduled 2018 History Revealed Programs
Check back for updates!

Click on the titles for more information.
Please note that topics and speakers may change. Check the website and our Facebook page for updates.
Please also note presentation location and times.

May 24, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Terry Swanson, Elaine Goodale Eastman: Sister to the Sioux in Her Own Words
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

June 6, 2018, Wednesday, 10:30 am-noon – Mark Haidet, Walking Tour of the MN State Fair
History Revealed Walking Tour
Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Meet at the History & Heritage Center. Reservations required, limit 30.
More information and reservations.

June 28, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm, Scott Carlson, Twin Cities Beer
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

July 11, 2018, Wednesday, Noon, Peter Rachleff, Immigration Then and Now: From Swede Hollow to Arlington Hills Walking Tour
History Revealed Walking Tour
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier Street, Saint Paul, 55106
Meet at the History & Heritage Center. Reservations required, limit 30.
More information

July 26, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Mark Haidet, The Minnesota State Fair During World War I
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

August 23, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Grant Merritt, Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota’s Environment
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

September 12, 2018, Wednesday, noon – Denis P. Gardner, Our Minnesota State Capitol: From Groundbreaking through Restoration
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102. Free and open to all.
More information.

September 27, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – TBA
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

October 10, 2018, Wednesday, noon – Susan Bartlett Foote, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Health Institutions, 1946-1954
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102. Free and open to all.
More information.

October 25, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – TBA
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

November 29, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Daniel Bergin, North Star Stories
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
More information.

December 5, 2018, Wednesday, noon – Gibbs Farm staff, Holiday Traditions on the Minnesota Prairie
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102. Free and open to all.
More information.

Details

Date:
June 6
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00 - $8.00
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Organizer

Ramsey County Historical Society
Phone:
651-222-0701
Email:
info(at)rchs.com
Website:
www.rchs.com

Venue

MInnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Website:
http://www.mnstatefair.org/