History Revealed 2019

RCHS is excited to offer new programming for adults and families!

History Revealed 2019

Have you ever longed to uncover some of our community’s hidden history?
Wondered how historians and authors research and write the stories of the forgotten past?
Discover the stories of the people and places that shaped our community!

Ramsey County Historical Society is excited to offer presentations and talks by some of our community’s best local history authors, researchers and archaeologists, History Revealed. We offer audiences of all ages a glimpse into the lives and hidden history of some of the people and places that forged our community in a series of free presentations and book talks. History Revealed features a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County, with exciting presentations, walking tours, book signings and more.

And in all these stories, you’ll learn about the passions, trials and tribulations of researchers, and what it took to uncover and reveal these hidden gems of history.

Photo: Postcard of the Minnesota State Capitol, circa 1901. Published by E. C. Kropp, Milwaukee. From the RCHS Collection.

For a link to many of the articles published in Ramsey County History magazine by our program presenters, see the Presenter Articles page.

History Revealed Programs 2019

Draft Schedule & Dates
Please watch for event details and date confirmations. Other programs may be added.

Thursday, January 10, 7:30 pm – Gary Bruggeman, Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery, the Case of Ed Phelan
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 5510
Information and details
Registration requested. Registration form for the presentation.

Wednesday, January 16, Noon – Jeremy Nienow, Recent Archaeology at Fort Snelling
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series.
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102
Free and open to all, no registration required.
Information and details

Thursday, January 24, 7:00 pm – Denis Gardiner, The National Register of Historic Places
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113.
Free and open to all.
Information and details

Wednesday, February 20 – Time and program TBA
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 pm – William D. Green, The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860-1876
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
Information and details

Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 pm – Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Modern Bond: Redefining Community in Early 20th C St. Paul
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Thursday, March 14, 7:30 pm – Andrea Swensson, Got to Be Something Here
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Information and details

Wednesday, March 20, Noon – Barbara Sommers, Women’s Oral Histories (& The HIV/AIDS Project)
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102
Information and details

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm – Moira Harris, Collecting Art and Giving it Away; The Tale of Three St. Paul Women
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
Information and details

Saturday, April 6, 1:00 pm – Marc Mandershied, Homes vrs. Factories: The 95-Year Battle over the Future of the South Highland Park Neighborhood
History Revealed Library Series
Highland Library, 1974 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55116

Thursday, April 11, 7:30 pm – Alyssa Auten, Writing on the Wall: A History of Graffiti
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Free and open to all.
Information and details

Wednesday, April 17, Noon – Janice Quick, Stories in Stone: Victorian Headstones at Forest Lawn Cemetery
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102
Free and open to all
Information and details

Thursday, April 25, 7:00 pm – Larry Millet, Metropolitan Dreams
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113.
Free and open to all
Information and details

Thursday, May 9, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, May 15, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, May 23, 7:00 pm – Frank White, title TBA
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, June 13, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, June 19, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, June 20
Gibbs Farm Tour & Event
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W. Larpenteur Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55113

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

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, July 17, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, July 18
Gibbs Farm Tour & Event
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W. Larpenteur Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55113

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

Thursday, August 8, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Thursday, August 15
Gibbs Farm Tour & Event
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W. Larpenteur Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55113

Wednesday, August 21, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, August 22, 7:00 pm
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Tuesday, September 10
Gibbs Farm Tour & Event
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W. Larpenteur Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55113

Thursday, September 12, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, September 18, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 pm
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, October 10, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, October 16, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, October 24, 7:00
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, November 14, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, November 20, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102

Thursday, November 21, 7:00 pm
History Revealed Library Series
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, December 12, 7:30 pm
History Revealed: A Toast to History
RCHS Day at Waldmann
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Wednesday, December 18, Noon
History Revealed Landmark Lunch Series
Landmark Center, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102