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Partner Event: History Education, Race, and the Forging of Our National Identity

Partner Event History Education, Race, and the Forging of Our National Identity with Donald Yacovone Saturday, March 9, 2024 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Minnesota History Center For information see the MNHS page here Sifting through an…

History Revealed: Dakhóta Iápi

History Revealed Special Program Dakhóta Iápi (Dakota Language): Its History and Future with Šišókaduta (Joe Bendickson), Dr. Rev. Clifford Canku Sr. and Heather Menefee Moderated by Meredith Cummings, RCHS editor Thursday, March 21, 2024, 7:00 pm In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library.
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March of the Governors

March 2023-Mid-June 2024
RCHS Gallery, Landmark Center First Floor
75 Fifth Street West, Saint Paul MN 55102

In conjunction with the monthly “March of the Governors” podcast series, an exhibition in the RCHS Gallery at Landmark Center provides brief snapshots of Minnesota’s forty-one governors during their terms in office. Eight to ten panels at a time will be installed that will tell a brief snapshot of each governor’s life. The panels will rotate every 3 months. There’s far more to each of their stories, both positive and negative, we hope you will be inspired to learn more.

The third installation which is currently on view, includes:

Special thanks to each of the podcast presenters, host Paul Nelson and podcast producers Don Lee and Bob Ernt.

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Virtually all of the 4.5 million documents, photographs, artifacts, and other items that make up our collections have been donated to RCHS. If you have pieces of Ramsey County history gathering dust in your basement, consider donating them to RCHS. Please contact Curator Mollie Spillman to donate artifacts, photographs or documents. RCHS Curator Mollie Spillman (L) donating an oral history collection to the University of Minnesota's Tretter Collection through Tretter Curator Lisa Vecoli (R).

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Volunteers in our Collections Department help digitize photographs and catalog new collections items.

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Volunteer at Gibbs Farm

From helping care for our animals to gardening to building picnic tables and more, there is always plenty to do at Gibbs Farm!

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Posted on February 7, 2024

Summer Camp Registration is Open Now!

Are you ready for an adventure? In 2024, Gibbs Farm has camps for kids aged 4 to 13.  Whatever piques your interest – 19th century farm or Dakota seasonal life, nature, games, farm animals, gardening, tea parties – we have a camp for you!   Gibbs Farm is an eight-acre site…
Posted on February 16, 2024

History Revealed Special Program: Dakhóta Iápi

History Revealed Special Program Dakhóta Iápi (Dakota Language): Its History and Future with Šišókaduta (Joe Bendickson), Dr. Rev. Clifford Canku Sr. and Heather Menefee Moderated by Meredith Cummings, RCHS editor Thursday, March 21, 2024, 7:00 pm In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library.