North Star: Civil War Stories & DVD

Ramsey County Historical Society is proud to partner with TPT-Twin Cities PBS to produce a ground-breaking new documentary, North Star: Civil War Stories, which uncovers hidden details of African-American men...
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Winter Carnival & Super Bowl

Super Bowl & Winter Carnival Events 2018 In the fall of 1885, Montreal cancelled their 1886 winter carnival after a smallpox epidemic debilitated the city. Joy knew the architect and...
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1976-2004 Ice Palaces

1976 - 2004 Ice Palaces The 1976 U.S. Bi-Centennial palace was built at 7th and Minnesota Streets, and was designed by Craig Rafferty and Jeri Zuber, who’d won the competition...
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1942-1975 Ice Palaces

The 1942-1975 Ice Palaces The 1942 palace at Highland Park golf course, designed by Clarence Wigington, melted prior to completion and no carnivals were held between 1943 and 1945. Wigington...
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1938-1941 Ice Palaces

The 1938-1941 Ice Palaces Jack Horner chaired the committee that designed the simple 1938 ice court palace in Mounds Park, which featured a large skating rink in front of the...
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1930-1937 Ice Palaces

The 1930-1937 Ice Palaces The 1930 carnival, organized by The Midway Club, hired local firm, Ellerbe Architects to design the palace, which included tall turreted walls and side wings. It...
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1916-1917 Ice Palaces

The 1916 and 1917 Ice Palaces In 1916 and 1917, through his enthusiasm and financial support, Louis W. Hill, Chairman of the Great Northern Railway, shifted carnival emphasis to sporting...
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1889-1900 Ice Palaces

The 1889 – 1900 Ice Palaces In 1889, the carnival committee produced a program and publicized the ice palace plan, but all was cancelled due to 60 degree temperatures. Warm...
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1888 Ice Palace

1888 Ice Palace The 1888 ice palace was Charles Joy’s final St. Paul contribution to ice architecture. Of the eight-acres of Carnival Park, the castle covered one acre of the...
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1887 Ice Palace

The 1887 Ice Palace The St. Paul Ice Palace and Winter Carnival Association held a competition for the design of the ice palace that would again stand in the center...
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