History Revealed 2020

RCHS is excited to offer evening history programs.

History Revealed 2020

RCHS COVID-19 Response and Program Cancellations

ALL History Revealed programs will be cancelled until further notice.
Please watch for updates.

Ramsey County Historical Society and our venue partners are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We will follow guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, the Minnesota Department of Education, and Ramsey County, as well as recommendations from our venue partners about continuing or cancelling our History Revealed programs. According to recommendations, we are cancelling programs until further notice.

Please check this page, our Home page and individual program pages for information and cancellations. You may also contact us at info@rchs.com with questions about programs.

Whenever possible, cancelled programs will be re-scheduled for a later date.

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

History Revealed Programs 2020

Please watch for event details and date confirmations. Other programs and dates may be added.

Thursday, January 9, 7:00 pm – Dr. Will Cooley, Moving Up, Moving Out: The Rise of the Black Middle Class in Chicago
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Information and details. No registration needed.

Thursday, January 16, 7:45 pm – Dan Reed, Saint Paul’s Historic Ramsey Hill: Salvaging a Gilded Past
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Details & Registration Form.

Thursday, January 23, 7:00 – Julie L’Enfant, The Celebrity Portraits of Nicholas R. Brewer
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
Information & details. No registration needed.

Thursday, February 6, 7:00 pm – Yuichiro Onishi, Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th Century Black America, Japan and Okinawa
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Information and details. No registration necessary.

Thursday, February 13, 7:45 pm – Fred Case, with Eric Dregni, When the Stones Came to Town: Rock ‘n’ Roll Photos from the 1970s
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Information and registration form.

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 – Special Event, Three Jewish Writers: Max Shulman, Norman Katkov and William Hoffman
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
Information & details.

Thursday, March 5, 7:00 pm – Kate Roberts & Michele Witte, She Voted: Her Fight, Our Right
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Free and open to all. No reservations needed.
Information & details.

CANCELLED – Thursday, March 19, 7:45 pm – David La Vaque and L. R. Nelson, Tourney Time
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Free and open to all. Registration requested. Click for information and registration form.

CANCELLED – Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 pm – Jeremy Nienow, Fish Creek Archaeology
In partnership with the Maplewood Historical Society
Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr., Maplewood, MN 55109
Free and open to all. Information & details.

CANCELLED – Thursday, March 26, 7:00 – Johannes Allert, Ruth Cutler
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113.
Information & details.

CANCELLED – Thursday, April 9, 7:00 pm – Craig Upright, Grocery Activism
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Information and details.

CANCELLED – Thursday, April 16, 7:45 pm – Mark Neužil, Canoes: A Natural History in North America
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Information and registration form.

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm – Jane King Hession, Elizabeth Scheu Close
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.
Information and details.

Thursday, April 30, 7:00 pm – Frank White, They Played for the Love of the Game: Discussion and Gallery Walk-through
Landmark Center, RCHS Gallery, 75 Fifth St. W, Saint Paul MN 55102
Information and details.

Thursday, May 14, 7:00 pm – TBA
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Information and details to come.

Thursday, May 21, 7:45 pm – Joel Brown, George Bonga
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested.
Information & Registration Form.

Thursday, May 28, 7:00 – Karin DuPaul, The Life of Swede Hollow, A Pictorial History
(Rescheduled presentation)
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 pm – East Side Freedom Library Conference
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106
Watch for more information.

Thursday, June 11, Gibbs Farm Farmhouse Tour
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, 55113

Thursday, June 18, 7:00 pm – Martin Case, William Green, and Christopher Lehman Panel Discussion, A Reconsideration of Minnesota’s Roots
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

Thursday, June 18, 7:45 pm – Jeremy Nienow, Public Archaeology Projects
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Watch for more information and registration form.

Thursday, June 25, 7:00 – Jane Kennedy, The Connemara Irish in Saint Paul
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, July TBA, 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

Thursday, July 16, 7:45 pm
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Watch for more information and registration form.

Tuesday, July 21, Gibbs Farm Farmhouse Tour
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, 55113

Thursday, July 23, 7:00 – James Stolpestad, The Iron Ore Trust (new RCHS publication)
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, August 6, 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

Thursday, August 13, Gibbs Farm Farmhouse Tour
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, 55113

Thursday, August 20, 7:45 pm
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Watch for more information and registration form.

Tuesday, August 18 – Persistence: Women’s Suffrage Leaders Exhibition Opening Reception with the Artists
Landmark Center, RCHS Gallery, 1st Floor, 75 Fifth St W, Saint Paul MN 55102
Watch for more information.

Thursday, August 27, 7:00 – Patrick Coleman, Sinclair Lewis: Still Trenchant After All These Years
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, September 3, 7:00 pm – Pa Der Vang, Staring Down the Tiger
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

Tuesday, September 15, Gibbs Farm Farmhouse Tour
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave, Falcon Heights, 55113

Thursday, September 17, 7:45 pm
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Watch for more information and registration form.

Thursday, September 24, 7:00 – Jeremiah Ellis, The Sterling Club, 101 Years
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, October 1, 7:00 pm – Andy Sturdevant & Bill Lindeke, Closing Time
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

Thursday, October  TBA, 7:45 pm
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Watch for more information and registration form.

Thursday, October 22, 7:00 – Brian Szott, Topic TBA
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, November 5, 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

Thursday, November 12, 7:45 pm – Katelyn Regenscheid, Pints North
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Watch for more information and registration form.

Thursday, November 19, 7:00 – Julie L’Enfant, Harriet Belvo
Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Free and open to all.

Thursday, December 3, 7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, MN 55106

Thursday, December 17, 7:45 pm
Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery, 445 Smith Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Registration requested. Watch for more information and registration form.