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Tuesday Evening Farm Chore Volunteer

Help us tackle our to-do list! Volunteer at Gibbs Farm on select Friday Mornings and Tuesday Evenings during the 2024 season. The outdoor projects change weekly usually planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, light landscape and orchard projects.   Projects are great for students, families, small groups (scouts, 4-H ect.) and individuals.

History Revealed: The Rocks Will Echo Our Sorrow

The Rocks Will Echo Our Sorrow: The Forced Displacement of the Northern Sámi with Elin Anna Labba Thursday, May 23, 2024, 1:00 pm Please note 1:00 pm time: Elin Anna Labba will be joining us from Sweden. In partnership with Norway House and the East Side…
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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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Donate Artifacts

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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Volunteer in Collections

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 May 15, 2024

Ramsey County History Authors Receive MALHM and MNSAH Awards

Ramsey County Historical Society and several of its authors have won accolades for their articles that have published in Ramsey County History, the society’s quarterly history publication. Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums Announces 2024 History Award Winners The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums honored ten local history projects…
Posted on March 5, 2024

Its Our 75th Anniversary!

It’s our birthday today—March 5, 2024! For seventy-five years, Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) has been sharing and celebrating the history of the people who call Ramsey County home, beginning with the Jane and Heman Gibbs family. In fact, the society formed in 1949 when a group of…
Posted on January 8, 2024

2024 Gibbs Farm Summer Camps

2024 Gibbs Farm Summer Camp descriptions are now on our website! Summer Camp registration will open on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.
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 May 15, 2024

Ramsey County History Authors Receive MALHM and MNSAH Awards

Ramsey County Historical Society and several of its authors have won accolades for their articles that have published in Ramsey County History, the society’s quarterly history publication. Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums Announces 2024 History Award Winners The Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums honored ten local history projects…
Posted on March 20, 2024

History Revealed: Dakhóta Iápi Supplemental Links

Online RCHS article with supplements  – Search “Native American” in Publications for more articles Local Theater New Native Theater Local Restaurants/Coffee Shops Gatherings Café (Reopening Spring 2024) Indigenous Food Lab – Midtown Global Market Owamni Pow Wow Grounds Coffee Shop Local Stores…
Posted on March 5, 2024

Its Our 75th Anniversary!

It’s our birthday today—March 5, 2024! For seventy-five years, Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) has been sharing and celebrating the history of the people who call Ramsey County home, beginning with the Jane and Heman Gibbs family. In fact, the society formed in 1949 when a group of…