News & Updates

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…
Posted on November 7, 2022

Gibbs Farm Closed for Public Tours

Gibbs Farm is now closed for public tours until Saturday, May 27th, 2023. Take a look at our calendar for upcoming special winter programs and check out our field trip page for information about winter field trips.
Posted on November 1, 2022

Volunteer at Gibbs Farm this November

Please join us for our November 5th Volunteer Day from 10:00-1:00. Gibbs Farm staff will lead volunteers in active outdoor projects to prepare for the end of our 2022 season. Projects will include: gardening, light landscaping and site clean-up. Register using this link OR email Projects are great…
Posted on October 31, 2022

History in the Making – A 2022 Oxcart Odyssey

Much has been written about the history of the famous but mostly forgotten Red River oxcart trails that once cut through what is today parts of Canada, North Dakota, and Minnesota for fifty years beginning in the 1820s. Métis and Selkirk colonists packed pelts and other products onto two-wheeled…
Posted on October 28, 2022

Celebrating RCHS Authors from the Rondo Community

Writing a book or magazine article is no easy task. It can take months of research, organizing, writing, and rewriting all in an effort to tell the important histories of our community. This past summer, at the Juneteenth Celebration at the Rondo Center for Diverse Expression, we celebrated…
Posted on October 8, 2022

Trick-or-Treat at Gibbs Farm

Something mysterious, magical, and slightly botanical has emerged at Gibbs Farm! The Trick-or-Treat Trail is back on Saturday, October 29th, 2022! Meet a candy-loving fairy, a misfortunate zoologist, and a plethora of steampunk inspired characters.  Be prepared to encounter whimsical plants, get ready to shrink to the size of…