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History Revealed: Writing on the Wall

April 11 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
History Revealed: A Toast to History at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

Alyssa Auten, Writing on the Wall: A History of Graffiti
Thursday, April 11, 2019
7:45 pm (note new time)

Free and open to all.

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.

We’ve all seen spray paint graffiti on train cars and under bridges.  But did you know the act of graffiti has been present for thousands of years, in the form of carving and writing on surfaces? Often, one even finds writing on the walls in their own homes and structures – in a basement, on the side of a barn, or behind plaster walls. At this talk, you’ll learn about the psychology of graffiti, the vast history of graffiti, why we should study graffiti, and how to preserve important graffiti in your own spaces.

Alyssa Auten is an architectural historian and independent consultant.

Registration is needed to attend presentations. Space is limited, first-come, first served.
Presentation is free.
Registration form is available here.
Or call 651-222-0701 or email membership@rchs.com.

Featured image: Initials of Joseph Nicollet and exploration party, Pipestone National Monument. Photo courtesy Alyssa Auten.

It’s RCHS Day at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery!

On the second Thursday of each month, 10% of all sales to RCHS members and their guests will be donated to the Ramsey County Historical Society!

RCHS members and supporters are encouraged to come and enjoy a lunch/dinner/drink at Waldmann throughout the day, or time your dinner so that you can stay for the presentation immediately after. So come on in and raise a toast to history and support RCHS!

Mention that you are a member, supporter or friend of RCHS to your server, and they will make sure that your tab is counted toward Waldmann’s support.

2019 History Revealed Programs

For 2019 History Revealed programs, see https://www.rchs.com/news/history-revealed-2019/ New programs are being added.


April 11
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ramsey County Historical Society


Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery
445 Smith Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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