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History Revealed: Research & Restoration

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Research + Restoration: Using History to Inspire Your Home’s Rehabilitation
Elyse Jensen, Mollie Spillman and Rich Arpi

History Revealed Series
June 8, 2021
Tuesday, 7:00 pm

In partnership with Rethos: Places Reimagined

Live presentation on Zoom
Register in advance for this meeting:
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The presentation will be recorded.
For registration or other questions, please email events@rchs.com

Join Irvine Park homeowner and restorer Elyse Jensen, RCHS Curator Mollie Spillman and RCHS Research Associate Rich Arpi in a panel discussion. They will share insights on how you can research the history of your home or property, to help you make choices that are functional, but also respect your home’s history.

Restorer Elyse Jensenwill talk about the research they did on their home in Irvine Park to guide their rehab & design projects. Using archival data, old newspapers, stories from former owners, etc., they were able to make choices that preserved and renovated their home and also kept the historic nature of the house and the neighborhood. Their experience can help inspire & teach other homeowners about using research to explore their homes’ histories & futures.

RCHS Curator Mollie Spillman and Research Associate Rich Arpi will provide insights on what the RCHS Collection has to offer homeowners looking to research their property, including building permits, plat maps, survey photos and more. They will share the process of how to go about researching your home, and where to go for assistance.

Zoom registration is required:

For past History revealed programs, see History Revealed Online.

Featured image: The Ohage House in the Irvine Park neighborhood of St. Paul, undergoing restoration, date unknown (built in 1889). From the RCHS Collection.


June 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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