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History Revealed: A Thread in the Fabric

June 13, 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents
History Revealed: A Toast to History at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery

Kitty Gogins, A Thread in the Multi-Cultural Fabric of Ramsey County: A Story of World War II Refugees and Their Children
Thursday, June 13, 2019
7:45 pm (note new time)

Free and open to all.

Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

Have you wondered what it is like growing up bridging two cultures? Come listen to Kitty Gogins share her parents’ perilous journey fleeing their homeland destroyed in World War II, arriving in North America as indentured agricultural servants and slowly adapting to their new home. She will share anecdotes from her narrative non-fiction book, ‘My Flag Grew Stars: World War II Refugees Journey to America,’ and her own personal stories about what it was like to be a child of refugees growing up in suburban Ramsey County.

Kitty Gogins, the daughter of refugees, has been the President of the board of directors of the International Institute since 2011. She is the current chair of the Roseville Area School Board, serving on the board since 2006. She has published a book about her parents’ journey from Hungary to becoming New Americans. Professionally, Kitty is a business consultant providing strategic and project leadership for non-profits and government entities, helping organizations envision and plan their future with an equity lens.

Registration is needed to attend presentations. Space is limited, first-come, first served.
Presentation is free.
Registration required. Registration Form.
Or call 651-222-0701 or email

It’s RCHS Day at Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery!

On the second Thursday of each month, 10% of all sales to RCHS members and their guests will be donated to the Ramsey County Historical Society!

RCHS members and supporters are encouraged to come and enjoy a lunch/dinner/drink at Waldmann throughout the day, or time your dinner so that you can stay for the presentation immediately after. So come on in and raise a toast to history and support RCHS!

Mention that you are a member, supporter or friend of RCHS to your server, and they will make sure that your tab is counted toward Waldmann’s support.

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June 13, 2019
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery
445 Smith Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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