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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:
- Adolph Olson Eberhardt, Governor #17
- Winfield Scott Hammond, Governor #18
- Joseph Alfred Arner Burnquist, Governor #19
- Jacob Aall Ottesen Preus, Governor #20
- Theodore Christianson, Governor #21
- Floyd Bjørnstjerne Olson, Governor #22
- Hjalmar Petersen, Governor #23
- Elmer Austin Benson, Governor, #24
Special thanks to each of the podcast presenters, host Paul Nelson and podcast producers Don Lee and Bob Ernt.
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).
Volunteers in our Collections Department help digitize photographs and catalog new collections items.
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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