History Revealed Online

If you missed any of the past virtual History Revealed presentations by authors, historians, and archeologists from throughout the Twin Cities and beyond, our Ramsey County Historical Society YouTube channel has videos of the programs.

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Past History Revealed & Special Presentations Online

Reviving an 1850s Lager Beer Saloon–Do’s and Don’ts
Tom Schroeder
In partnership with Waldmann Brewery
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/r9b–1iQsjQ

Tulsa Race Massacre
Karlos Hill
Tuesday, June 22, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/u5lEib6czss

Irvine Park Architecture
Jeanne Kosfeld and Richard Kronick
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the Roseville Library
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/ylopuA-D6yM

The Scandinavian Woman Suffrage Association of Minnesota
Anna Peterson
Thursday, June 10, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/nrMxd4N_Ly8

Research + Restoration: Using History to Inspire Your Home’s Rehabilitation
Elyse Jensen and Rich Arpi
In partnership with RETHOS: Places Reimagined
Thursday, June 8, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/QtAS8xH5U1I

Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities
Stew Thornley
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/VpfSxIl8tKM

Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang in Minnesota
Deborah Frethem & Cynthia Schreiner Smith
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/5zhAFQdO61E

The St. Paul Hiking Club
Bob Tholkes, Janice Quick, Donna Naumann Jensen and Pat Hustings
W
ith Meredith Cummings
Thursday, April 29, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/CPkYVQVqhFw

Charles W. Malchow and the Story Behind “The Sexual Life”
Dr. Ryan Hurt with Paul Nelson
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/Bd7F3a5gsvo
Viewer discretion advised.

Clara Anderson: A Woman’s Fight to Save Her Job in the Face of Discrimination
John Guthmann
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/yQKAAyeN5ZM

Booth Girls: Pregnancy, Adoption, and the Secrets We Kept
Kim Heikkila, PhD and Kim Pichler
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/89PjMGswm3U

Redefining Citizenship: The Fight for the Right to Vote in Minnesota and the Midwest
Sara Egge
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/QdlWyB2G8Rc
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

History Revealed: The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson
A Conversation with Author Donna Haverty-Stacke and Greg Poferl, Linda Leighton, and Mary Wingerd
Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/G2H9u01lbgc
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

Hope in the Struggle
Dr. Josie Johnson & Tish Jones
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/Ne7B2JxZpqA

The Art and History of the Persistence Exhibition
With RCHS Curator Mollie Spilman; and historian and exhibition consultant Dr. Bobbie Scott; artists Hannah Boehme, Daniel Brevick, Stephanie Kiihn, Klaire Lockheart, Anika Schneider, Lesley Walton, Sadie Ward, Hilary Woods and Mary Younkin.
Thursday, February 18, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/GG4H7gqPPvw
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

The Sinking Middle Class
David Roediger with Megan Brown, Kieran Knutson, and August Nimtz
Thursday, February 10, 2021, 7:00 pm
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/yaRmgcuhEis

St. Paul’s Winter Carnival: 135 Years of Fun…and Counting!
Kate Roberts
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7:00 pm
Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/1cXk0X-1qkE

Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir
Kao Kalia Yang
with Saymoukda Duanphouxay Vongsay, Thet-Htar Thet, Sangay Taythi and Najaha Musse
Thursday, January 7, 2021, 7:00 pm
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/FzHJsrG6stY
Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the East Side Freedom Library

Turnout: Making Minnesota the State That Votes
Joan Anderson Growe and Lori Sturdevant
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 7:00 pm
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/J_VhOblAEEU
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

Sinclair Lewis, His Life, Work and Relevance
Patrick Coleman
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 7:00 pm
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/9nTUmy8UbMk
Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the Roseville Library.

Democracy on Hold: Minnesota during the Great War
Greg Gaut
Wednesday, November 11, 2020, 7:00 pm
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/DDutqnC7rgc
A special Armistice Day/Veterans Day program presented by Greg Gaut and sponsored by the Ramsey County Historical Society and the East Side Freedom Library.

Women’s Suffrage in Minnesota
Kate Roberts
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the Roseville Library
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/s1E4XQy64Gs
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

Persistence: Continuing the Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020
Exhibition Rollout & Fall Annual Celebration

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 6:00-8:00 pm
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/GBY1xbsUXI8
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics since 1920
Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow
Thursday, October 1, 2020, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library.
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/Su9XsZ-PUkY
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

101 Years of The Sterling Club: A Window into the Black Experience in Minnesota
Jeremiah Ellis, with special guest Former Sterling Club President Levi Brady
Thursday, September 24, 2020, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the Roseville Library
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/lzBAFMi8zr4

Closing Time: Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities
Bill Lindeke & Andy Sturdevant
Thursday, September 17, 2020, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/8wJ0vXMaLKM

Connemara Irish: Despair in the Heartland
Jane Kennedy
Thursday, August 27, 2020, 7:00 pm
In partnership with the Roseville Library
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/jC1EBfN-s5M

Council Chamber Artwork Presentation Event
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/DQkQTUHodLw
Presentation of the artwork for the Ramsey County Courthouse/Saint Paul City Hall Council Chambers, August 19, 2020. RCHS thanks the artists, the Art Selection Task Force, Ramsey County and the City of Saint Paul for assisting with this project. Video produced by the City of Saint Paul Office of Technology & Communications. For full artists’ statements (English, Hmong, Somali and Spanish), artists bios, background info and more, see https://www.rchs.com/news/council-chamber-art-project/

Black Women’s Struggle for the Right to Vote
A Conversation with Dr. Martha S. Jones
Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 7:00 PM
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library
Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ric3Go2WQ4
This program is part of the RCHS exhibition, Persistence: The Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020.

History Revealed: Recent Archaeology Findings In Ramsey County: Public Digs with the Metro County Historical Society Collaborative
Dr. Jeremy Nienow with Bob Jensen, Maplewood Historical Society

Thursday, July 24, 7:00-8:00 PM
In partnership with the Roseville Library & the Maplewood Area Historical Society
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/9V1ScdEQTrE

Exploring the Historical Roots of Racism in Minnesota
Panel Discussion with Martin Case, William Green and Christopher Lehman
Thursday, July 9, 7:00-8:30 pm
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and Minnesota Historical Society Press.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EastSideFreedomLibrary/videos/904936243330741/
YouTube: https://youtu.be/OK64iOMWcQg

Grocery Activism
Virtual book launch event with author Craig Upright
Thursday, June 4, 7:00-8:00 pm
In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library
Premiere of Grocery Activism, you can watch it here: Youtube video

Transpacific Antiracism
Yuichiro Onishi 

In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library
Youtube Video from February 10, 2020

Moving Up, Moving Out: The Rise of the Black Middle Class in Chicago
Will Cooley
Youtube video from January 9, 2020

Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State
Christopher Lehman

Youtube video from December 11, 2019

The Relentless Business of Treaties
Martin Case

Youtube video from November 7, 2019

Under Ground
Megan Marsnik

Youtube video from October 5, 2019

Children of Lincoln
William Green
Youtube video from September 6, 2019

Panel & Readings: Queer Voices
Youtube video from August 6, 2019

Reinventing the People’s Library
Greg Gaut

Youtube video from July 19, 2019

Cultures Coming Together in St. Paul: 100 Years of Immigration and Resettlement
Krista Finstead Hansen
Youtube video from June 9, 2019

Diesel Heart
Melvin Carter Jr. & Marvin R. Anderson

Youtube video from May 9, 2019

Modern Bonds
Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello

Youtube video from March 12, 2019