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Gibbs Farm

2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
651-646-8629

July 2019

Pioneer PeeWees: Pioneer Games

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 7/24 – Pioneer Games Campers will learn about games played by pioneer children in the 1800s. PeeWees will play marbles, horseshoes, and much more! Register for 2019 Pioneer PeeWees Camp Gibbs Farm Camp FAQ

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Pioneer PeeWees: Dakota Seasons

July 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Friday, July 26, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 7/26 – Dakota Seasons Campers will learn all about the seasonal lifestyle of Dakota in the 1800s. PeeWees will participate in a wild rice harvesting demonstration and they’ll get to taste maple sugar…

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Plein Air Painting Workshop

July 27 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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$40.00

Plein Air Painting Workshop at Gibbs Farm Come share artist Tom McGregor's passion for painting in oils on location. Tom McGregor, award-winning plein air painter, will demonstrate tried and true plein air oil painting methods as well as give personalized instruction based on where you are as a painter. All levels welcome. The workshops will be held on site at the beautiful Gibbs Farm. Restored prairie, gardens, historic farmhouse and barns, sod house, farm animals and Dakota tipi and bark…

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Prairie Walk

July 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Come and see what's blooming on the Gibbs Farm prairie!  Bring your camera and join Master Naturalists and Gibbs Farm Volunteers Cathy Croghan and Kathy Robbins on Saturday July 27th at 10:30 for a 45 minute prairie walk. Enjoy the many flowers and grasses that make up this important and rare plant community that was once so common in Minnesota.   Gibbs Farm is open from 10-4 on weekends, and the Prairie Walk is included in admission price! $8 adults,…

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Ice Cream Sunday

July 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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July 28: Homemade Gibbs Farm Ice Cream A delicious treat for the heat of summer. Enjoy our homemade ice cream while experiencing the beauty of the Gibbs Farm, gardens and prairie. Demonstrations and samples are offered every hour from 11:15-2:15. Ice cream is included in general admission. Special thanks to agropur for supplying the delicious dairy products that go into our ice cream. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 4 and up Free for RCHS Members!  

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Dakota Day Camp

July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 1 @ 1:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Registration for this camp is full. Tuesday-Thursday, July 30-Aug 1; 9:00am-1:00pm $99 All children, ages 6-10 This interactive camp is led by Gibbs Farm staff with input from members of the Dakota community. The camp focuses on historic Dakota seasonal rounds and includes mini language lessons, activities, and crafts. Campers will put up a small tipi, help to prep a deer hide for tanning, and make a beaded bracelet while learning about trade and decorating a wóžuha (bag). Campers bring…

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Pioneer PeeWees: Pioneer Gardens

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 7/31 – Pioneer Gardens Campers will take a walk through our Pioneer Gardena and learn about the plants growing there. PeeWees will help our gardener by picking some of the ripe vegetables and…

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August 2019

Pioneer PeeWees: All About Pigs!

August 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Friday, August 2, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/2 – All about Pigs! Campers will get to know our two friendly pigs and learn why animals like them were important to the pioneers. These PeeWees will make their very own felt…

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Prairie Festival

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States

Celebrating Minnesota’s First People. Celebrating the Dakota, Past and Present! -Learn about the historic life of the people of Cloud Man's village at interactive stations, learn about trade, and even bead a bracelet inspired by traditional colors. -Sample snacks from the Sioux Chef (learn more about them here: sioux-chef.com) -Watch crafting demonstrations by Dakota Wicohan (dakotawicohan.org) -Check out art from Marlena Myles Art & Design -Play Lacrosse (led by Vincent and Winfred Jackson) -Mini Dakota Language Lessons - And much…

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Pioneer Survivor Camp

August 6 @ 9:00 am - August 8 @ 3:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Tuesday-Thursday, August 6-8; 9:00am-3:00pm $149 All children, ages 11-15 New this year! Think you have what it takes to survive as an 1800s pioneer? Test your skills at the Gibbs Farm site where campers will compete in 19th century farm chores, household tasks, and one room-schoolhouse exercises. Campers will get an in depth look at early pioneer life in Minnesota while learning about the original farmhouse, farm animals, and so much more! Campers bring a bag lunch each day. On…

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Pioneer PeeWees: All About Goats!

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/7 – All about Goats! Campers will learn all about the importance of goats on a farm. PeeWees will play “goat” games and participate in a make and take activity! Register for 2019…

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Irons in the Fire at Gibbs Farm

August 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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$75

We’re excited to announce the next event in our outdoor dinner series at with the Good Acre. The evening will begin with tours of the historic Gibbs Farm site, a hidden gem of prairie and farmland just down the road from The Good Acre. Gibbs staff will be on hand to give you a walking tour and offer context on the food traditions of Minnesota’s past. Then you’ll gather around with open fire cooking expert, Bob Wood, of Irons in…

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Pioneer PeeWees: Tipi Life & Buffalo Nation

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Friday, August 9, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/9- Tipi Life and Buffalo Nation Campers will experience what winter life in the tipi was like for the Dakota. These PeeWees will hear a traditional Dakota story about the importance of the…

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Knock on Wood: Trees and Their Uses

August 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Knock on Wood: Trees and Their Uses.  Join a 45 minute walking tour through the Gibbs Farm site led by Master Naturalists and Gibbs Farm Volunteers Kathy Robbins and Cathy Croghan.  Learn to identify woody plants and find out about Minnesota trees.     Gibbs Farm is open from 10-4 on weekends and the walking tour is included in the admission price. $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 3 and up. Free for RCHS members!

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Ice Cream Sunday

August 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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August 11: Make your own Sundae! A delicious treat for the heat of summer. Enjoy our homemade ice cream while experiencing the beauty of the Gibbs Farm, gardens and prairie. Demonstrations and samples are offered every hour from 11:15-2:15. Ice cream is included in general admission. Special thanks to agropur for supplying the delicious dairy products that go into our ice cream. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 4 and up Free for RCHS Members!  

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Pioneer Kid Camp

August 13 @ 9:00 am - August 15 @ 1:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Tuesdays-Thursdays;  August 13-15, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm $99 All children, ages 6-10 Children will travel back in time to the 1800s to experience school, work, and play in this three-day pioneer immersion history camp. Campers attend the one-room schoolhouse each day, to experience “reading, writing, and arithmetic” in a fun and kid-friendly way. Pioneer Kids will also learn to play marbles, feed and care for the animals, make butter, and much more! Campers bring a bag lunch each day. Each Thursday, campers…

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Pioneer PeeWees: All About Bees!

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/14– All about Bees! Campers will learn all about these important pollinators and how pioneers collected honey to eat and wax to make candles. PeeWees will dip a real beeswax candle to take home! Register for 2019…

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Pioneer PeeWees: One-Room Schoolhouse

August 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Friday, August 16, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/16 – One-Room Schoolhouse Campers will experience what lessons were like in a one-room schoolhouse. PeeWees will sing their ABCs, write on slate boards, and read a story. Children will take home a…

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Butter Making

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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We are spreading the fun on this toasty summer! Come join us in a hands-on presentation of pioneer butter making. Use a real churn, learn about “Lazy Daiseys” and try real homemade churned butter! Two, Hour-Long Sessions: 11am & 1pm Participation in this activity is included in regular admission costs. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 4 and up Free for RCHS members!

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Life of a Gibbs Girl Camp

August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 1:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Tuesday-Thursday; August 20-22, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm $99 All children, ages 6-10 Three Days, Three Experiences: Life as a Pioneer Girl, Dakota Girl, and Victorian girl. Campers discover what the lives of pioneer girls, Dakota girls, and Victorian girls were like in the 1800s. This craft-based camp offers children a first-hand appreciation of the daily lives of girls in days gone by. Some activities include attending a quilting bee, creating a yarn doll, dipping candles, and square dancing on Pioneer Day, putting…

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Pioneer PeeWees: Ducks, Geese, and Chickens…Oh My!

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/21 – Ducks, Geese, and Chickens…Oh My! Campers will learn all about the different farm birds at Gibbs Farm. PeeWees will craft their own chicken friend! Register for 2019 Pioneer PeeWees Camp Gibbs…

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Pioneer PeeWees: All About Sheep!

August 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Friday, August 23, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/23 - All about Sheep! Campers will learn all about how sheep were used on a pioneer farm. PeeWees will get to make and take home a pompom sheep! Register for 2019 Pioneer…

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Ice Cream Sunday

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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August 25: Root Beer Floats A delicious treat for the heat of summer. Enjoy our homemade ice cream while experiencing the beauty of the Gibbs Farm, gardens and prairie. Demonstrations and samples are offered every hour from 11:15-2:15. Ice cream is included in general admission. Special thanks to agropur for supplying the delicious dairy products that go into our ice cream. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 4 and up Free for RCHS members!  

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Life of a Gibbs Girl Camp

August 27 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 1:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Tuesday-Thursday;  August 27-29, 2019 9:00am-1:00pm $99 All children, ages 6-10 Three Days, Three Experiences: Life as a Pioneer Girl, Dakota Girl, and Victorian girl. Campers discover what the lives of pioneer girls, Dakota girls, and Victorian girls were like in the 1800s. This craft-based camp offers children a first-hand appreciation of the daily lives of girls in days gone by. Some activities include attending a quilting bee, creating a yarn doll, dipping candles, and square dancing on Pioneer Day, putting…

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Pioneer PeeWees: Pioneer Chores

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/28 - Pioneer Chores Campers will get to go back in time in our historic farmhouse to participate in everyday pioneer chores like doin’ the wash and making butter. PeeWees will make their…

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Pioneer PeeWees: Apple Orchard Fun!

August 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Friday, August 30, 2019 9:30am-11:30am $19 per day $17.10 RCHS Member Price All children, ages 4-5 The perfect camp for younger children! Each camp covers one pioneer, Dakota, or nature-related topic and includes plenty of hands-on activities and a craft to take home. A snack is included. 8/30 – Apple Orchard Fun! Campers will take a walk through our Heritage Apple Orchard and learn about how we take care of all the different types of apple trees. These PeeWees will…

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Introduction to Cross Stitch

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Saturday, August 31 Two sessions: 11am and 1pm Join us in an introductory lesson to cross stitching. This hands-on craft activity will allow participants to make their own small cross stitch pattern to take home. All supplies are included in the cost below. Recommended age: 10 years or older. We will have some activities for younger children. Check back soon for the registration link! Pre-registration and payment is required. $10 adults; $9 Seniors; $8 Children 4-16; Free for 3 and under.…

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September 2019

Apple Festival

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Join us on September 21 for a day of family-friendly apple fun at Gibbs Farm. Our Heritage Orchard will be open to the public and staffed by our volunteers, taste samples of our apples, and try your hand at the cider press. We’ll have games, crafts and special treats as well as tours of the historic Gibbs Farmhouse, and Dakota seasonal life. Mark your calendars and watch this page for more information. $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $5 Children. Free for…

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October 2019

Pumpkin Carving

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Join us on Saturday, October 12th from 11am-2pm for pumpkin carving fun! We will be providing expert tips and fun ideas to decorate your chosen pumpkin or squash. Check back for a registration link! Cost to participate is included in the regular Gibbs Farm admission fee: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 4 and up Free for RCHS members!

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Halloween Festival

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gibbs Farm, 2097 W Larpenteur Ave
Saint Paul , MN 55113 United States
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Included in general admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors 62+, $5 children 4 and up Free for RCHS members Halloween fun for everyone! The spooky fun starts at 10:00am and goes until 4:00pm.  No need for reservations, stop by anytime.  Activities, treats, and tours are included in admission. Bring your Ramsey County Historical Society Membership card for free admission!    

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