Previous History Revealed Programs

History Revealed Online
For a listing of all the programs that are on Youtube, please see the page here: or the individual listings.

Past History Revealed Programs

History Revealed 2017

February 23, 2017
Brian McMahon: The Ford Century in Minnesota
History Revealed Library Series – Roseville Library
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March 13, 2017
Dr. Jeremy Nienow, Archaeology at Lake Vadnais
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March 16, 2017
Paul D. Nelson: The Golden Couple: Billy and Nellie Francis
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April 20, 2017
Stephen Osman: Fort Snelling and the Civil War
To purchase Fort Snelling and the Civil War through RCHS, click here.
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May 16, 2017
Jeremy Nienow: Archaeological Leads and Mysteries of Ramsey County
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June 15, 2017
Steve Trimble: Ethel Stewart & Gibbs Farm: A Unique Adventure
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July 27, 2017
David Page: Aha! Moments in Writing F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota
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August 20, 2017
Denise Dunnell Wells: Irvine Park Walking Tour

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August 24, 2017
Eileen McCormack: James J. Hill & Family: Early Saint Paul, Early Railroads, Lasting Legacy
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September 21, 2017
John Anfinson: Fountains of Life and Death: The Origins of the Twin Cities Water Supply System
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September 28, 2017
Krista Finstad Hanson: Minnesota’s Historic House Museums
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Sunday, October 22, 2017
Oakland Cemetery Historic Walking Tour
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October 26, 2017
Paul D. Nelson: Melvin Maas, Saint Paul’s Flying Congressman
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November 30, 2017
John Watson Milton: For the Good of the Order: Nick Coleman
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History Revealed 2018

January 25, 2018
Greg Brick, Minnesota Caves, History & Lore
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February 15, 2018
Steve Werle: The Political Rise, Demise, and Redemption of Harold E. Stassen
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March 14, 2018
 Mollie Spillman: How to Research Your House
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March 22, 2018, Thursday, 7:00 pm – Kim Heikkila, To Bear the Mark: Unwed Motherhood at the Salvation Army’s Booth Memorial Hospital, 1913-1973 (or, History, My Mother, and Me)
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April 18, 2018
James Marrinan & Bonnie Lindberg, Value: It’s Not Always in the Money! A Look at YOUR Treasured Antiques

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April 26, 2018
John Diers, 1,100 Streetcars: The Rise and Fall of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company

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May 16, 2018
Paul Nelson, Rocky Roots: Walking Tour of the Geology of Downtown Saint Paul
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May 24, 2018
Terry Swanson, Elaine Goodale Eastman: Sister to the Sioux in Her Own Words

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June 6, 2018
Mark Haidet, Walking Tour of the MN State Fair
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June 14, 2018
Tom Schroeder, Bar Hopping through History: Tales of St. Paul’s Early Saloons

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June 28, 2018
Scott Carlson,
Twin Cities Beer
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July 11, 2018
Peter Rachleff, Immigration Then and Now: From Swede Hollow to Arlington Hills

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July 12, 2018
Paul Nelson, Frederick McGhee

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July 26, 2018
Mark Haidet,
The Minnesota State Fair During World War I
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August 9, 2018
Stephen Osman, Fort Snelling & the Civil War: Daily Lives

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August 23, 2018
Grant Merritt,
Iron and Water: My Life Protecting Minnesota’s Environment
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September 8, 2018
Tom Schroeder, Brews in the Barn: Pioneer Beer and Brewing in St. Paul

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September 12, 2018
Denis P. Gardner,
Our Minnesota State Capitol: From Groundbreaking through Restoration
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September 13, 2018
Doug Hoverson, The Business & Culture of Beer: From Statehood in 1858 to the Early 1880’s
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September 26, 2018
Peter Rachleff, Immigration Then and Now: From Swede Hollow to Arlington Hills Walking Tour

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September 27, 2018
Bill Lindeke, Saint Paul – Then & Now
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October 10, 2018
Susan Bartlett Foote, The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota’s Mental Health Institutions, 1946-1954
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October 11, 2018
Kristin Anderson, Building for Beer in St. Paul’s West End
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October 25, 2018
Krista Finstad Hanson, Japanese American Resettlement to St. Paul during World War II: The International Institute, The War Relocation Authority, and Ruth & Earl Tanabara
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November 8, 2018
Peter DeCarlo, Minnesota’s Columbus Memorial: Immigration, Colonialism, and Memory on the State Capitol Grounds
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November 29, 2018
Daniel Bergin, North Star Stories
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December 13, 2018
Natalie Heneghan, Noticing the New Deal
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History Revealed 2019

January 10, 2019
Gary Bruggeman, Minnesota’s Oldest Murder Mystery, the Case of Ed Phelan

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January 16, 2019
Jeremy Nienow, Recent Archaeology at Fort Snelling

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January 24, 2019
Denis Gardiner,
The National Register of Historic Places
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February 28, 2019
William D. Green, The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860-1876

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March 12, 2019
Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Modern Bonds: Redefining Community in Early 20th C St. Paul

Youtube video from March 12, 2019

March 14, 2019
Andrea Swensson, Got to Be Something Here

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March 20, 2019
Barbara Sommer, Women’s Oral Histories (& The HIV/AIDS Project)

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March 28, 2019
Terry Swanson, Home Away From Home: Stories From Minnesota’s First Pioneer Girls

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April 6, 2019
Marc Manderscheid, Homes versus Factories: The 95-Year Battle over the Future of the South Highland Park Neighborhood

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April 11, 2019
David Page, F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: The Missing Buildings

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April 17, 2019
Janice Quick, Stories in Stone: Victorian Headstones at Forest Lawn Cemetery

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April 25, 2019
Larry Millet, Metropolitan Dreams

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May 7, 2019
Melvin Carter II, Diesel Heart

Youtube video from May 9, 2019

May 9, 2019
Eric Dregni, Let’s Go Fishing!

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May 23, 2019
Frank White, Black Baseball & the Rondo Neighborhood
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May 25, 2019
Gibbs Fa
rm Members & Friends Celebration
Watch for details: Members Celebration page

June 6, 2019
Krista Finsted Hanson, Cultures Coming Together in St. Paul: 100 Years of Immigration and Resettlement

Youtube video from June 6, 2019

June 11,  2019
Adam Arvidson, Wild and Rare, Tracking Endangered Species in the Upper Midwest

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June 13, 2019
Kitty Gogins,
A Thread in the Multi-Cultural Fabric of Ramsey County: A Story of World War II Refugees and Their Children
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June 15, 2019
Peter Rachleff, Immigration Walking Tour

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June 20, 2019
Gibbs Farm, Prairie Plants Tour & Event

June 27, 2019
Gary Brueggemann, The Long Legacy of the Leavenworth Expedition (1819-20)

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July 11, 2019
Iric Nathanson, Downtown Saint Paul


July 14, 2019
James Blase, Tracing TR’s 1903 Train Trip Tour: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s Death in 1919
Presentation & Book Signing: Keep it for Your Children: Theodore Roosevelt’s 1903 Western Trip

July 18, 2019
Greg Gaut, Reinventing the People’s Library

Youtube video from July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019
Gibbs Farm, Adults Only Farmhouse Tour


July 20, 2019
Tom McGregor, Plein Air Painting Workshop


July 25, 2019
Christine Podas-Larson, The Floating Bethel

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July 2, 2019
Tom McGregor, Plein Air Painting Workshop


August 1, 2019
Queer Voices Panel Discussion

Youtube video from August 1, 2019

August 8, 2019
David Page, F. Scott Fitzgereald in Minnesota – The Ones That Got Away
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August 15, 2019
Gibbs Farm Adults Only Farmhouse Tour

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August 20, 2019
Natalie Heneghan, WPA Projects Parks Walking Tour


August 22, 2019
Kristal Leebrick, Thank You for Shopping

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September 5, 2019
William Green, The Children of Lincoln

Youtube video from September 5, 2019

September 10, 2019
Gibbs Farm Adults Only Farmhouse Tour

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September 12, 2019
Doug Hoverson, Wisconsin Breweries

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September 17, 2019
Jeremy Nienow, Public Archaeology Opportunities in Ramsey County

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September 26, 2019
Joel Brown, The Story of George Bonga

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October 3, 2019
Megan Marsnik, Under Ground

Youtube video from October 3, 2019

October 10, 2019
Tom Schroeder, Ghost Saloons of Saint Paul, 1855-1860

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October 24, 2019
John Diers, 1,100 Streetcars: The Rise and Fall of the Twin City Rapid Transit Company
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November 7, 2019
Martin Case, The Relentless Business of Treaties

Youtube video from November 7, 2019

November 14, 2019
John Guthmann & Jim Moffet, Fife & Drum: Military Music of the Civil War

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November 21, 2019
Mark Haidet,
The Twin Cities Ordnance Plant During World War II
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December 10, 2019
Christopher Lehman, Slavery’s Reach: Southern Slaveholders in the North Star State

Youtube video from December 10, 2019

December 12, 2019
Andy Sturdevant & Bill Lindeke, Closing Time: Saloons, Taverns, Dives and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities

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December 18, 2019
Sammy Nelson & Janie Bender, Holiday Traditions on the Minnesota Prairie

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History Revealed 2020

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

January 16, 2020
Dan Reed, Saint Paul’s Historic Ramsey Hill: Salvaging a Gilded Past
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January 23, 2020
Julie L’Enfant, The Celebrity Portraits of Nicholas R. Brewer
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February 6, 2020
Yuichiro Onishi, Transpacific Antiracism, Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa
Youtube Video from February 10, 2020
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February 13, 2020
Fred Case, with Eric Dregni,When the Stones Came to Town: Rock ‘n’ Roll Photos from the 1970s
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February 20, 2020
Panel Discussion,Three Jewish Writers: William Hoffman, Norman Katkov and Max Shulman
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March 5, 2020
Kate Roberts & Michelle Witte, She Voted: Her Fight, Our Right
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May 1, 2020
Virtual Celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month
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June 4, 2020
Craig Upright, Grocery Activism

 Youtube video from June 4, 2020

July 9, 2020
Panel Discussion with Martin Case, William Green and Christopher Lehman
Exploring the Historical Roots of Racism in Minnesota
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July 24, 2020
Dr. Jeremy Nienow with Bob Jensen, Maplewood Historical Society

Recent Archaeology Findings In Ramsey County: Public Digs with the Metro County Historical Society Collaborative
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August 12, 2020
Dr. Martha S. Jones, Black Women’s Struggle for the Right to Vote

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August 19, 2020
Council Chamber Artwork Presentation Event

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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

August 27, 2020
Jane Kennedy, Connemara Irish: Despair in the Heartland
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September 17, 2020
Bill Lindeke & Andy Sturdevant, Closing Time: Saloons, Taverns, Dives, and Watering Holes of the Twin Cities
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September 24, 2020
Jeremiah Ellis, with special guest Former Sterling Club President Levi Brady
101 Years of The Sterling Club: A Window into the Black Experience in Minnesota
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October 1, 2020
Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow, Suffrage at 100: Women in American Politics since 1920
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October 8, 2020
: Continuing the Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020
Exhibition Rollout & Fall Annual Celebration

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October 22, 2020
Kate Roberts, Women’s Suffrage in Minnesota
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November 11, 2020
Greg Gaut, Democracy on Hold: Minnesota during the Great War
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November 19, 2020
Patrick Coleman, Sinclair Lewis, His Life, Work and Relevance
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December 3, 2020
Joan Anderson Growe and Lori Sturdevant, Turnout: Making Minnesota the State That Votes
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History Revealed 2021

January 7, 2021
Kao Kalia Yang, Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir
with Saymoukda Duanphouxay Vongsay, Thet-Htar Thet, Sangay Taythi and Najaha Musse
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St. Paul’s Winter Carnival: 135 Years of Fun…and Counting!
Kate Roberts
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 7:00 pm

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The Sinking Middle Class
David Roediger with Megan Brown, Kieran Knutson, and August Nimtz
Thursday, February 10, 2021, 7:00 pm
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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
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Hope in the Struggle
Dr. Josie Johnson & Tish Jones
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 7:00 pm
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