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Friday Morning 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. Children…

Gibbs Farm Summer Friday Hours

Visit Gibbs Farm! Take a guided tour, visit the farm animals, or snap some pictures in the prairie. Guided tours are offered on the hour. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children 4-16, free for children 3 and under. RCHS Members visit Gibbs Farm for free!…
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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 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 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 September 30, 2022

Help out at Gibbs Farm!

Come help out with some Friday Farm Chores on Friday, October 21st from 10am-12pm! Work with Gibbs farm staff and volunteers to check some tasks off the list. Register using this link OR email Clare@RCHS.com Projects are active and outdoors, great for volunteers 12+ or family groups! Perfect for…
Posted on September 30, 2022

Volunteer Tour Guides

Volunteer Tour Guides Ramsey County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to lead tours in Downtown St Paul. RCHS facilitates public and private tours of the Ramsey County Courthouse/City Hall and St Paul Union Depot. Tour guides receive training and materials needed to help visitors explore the history, art…