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RCHS Author at St. Nikolaustag Event December 10!

Join Terry Swanson—author of RCHS book Grasshoppers in My Bed—at the Maplewood Area Historical Society’s St. Nikolaustag event from noon to 5PM on December 10 at 2170 County Road D East. Bring children and gather ’round for a story! As you browse the old-fashioned traditions at the Heritage…

History Revealed: Martin Luther King’s Vision

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision of Freedom in American Memory Dr. Walter Greason History Revealed Series Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7:00 pm In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library Live presentation on Zoom Register in advance for this meeting,…

50 Years of the Minneapolis/St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated 1972-2022

RCHS Gallery
February 1-January 31, 2023

Landmark Center
75 Fifth St. West
Saint Paul MN 55102

The Links, Incorporated is one of this nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations. These extraordinary women are committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans and other people of African ancestry.

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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!

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Volunteers in our Collections department help scan photographs and document 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 December 5, 2022

A Perfect Stocking Stuffer for the Holidays!

As the holidays approach, it’s only natural to sit by the fire with a cup of cocoa and begin writing your gift lists. And for young readers (and readers of all ages, really) may we suggest a perfect stocking stuffer? Grasshoppers in My Bed: Lillie Belle Gibbs, Minnesota Farm Girl,…
Posted on November 21, 2022

Leetta Douglas Wins Ramsey County Historical Society’s 2022 Virginia B. Kunz Award

Author Spotlights History of St. Paul’s African American Suffragists. Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) presented Leetta M. Douglas with the Virginia B. Kunz Award for her article, “Votes for Everywoman: Nellie Griswold Francis, the Women of Rondo, and Their Suffrage Crusade.” It ran as the cover story in the…