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Ramsey County History – Winter 2022: “Fifty Years of Friendship Connected in Community Service: The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated”

Marion Jones Kennon

Fifty Years of Friendship Connected in Community Service: The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Author: Marion Jones Kennon In 1972, sixteen women joined in friendship and service to charter the Minneapolis-St. Paul (MN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Today, their chapter is one of 292 across most…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2022: “‘We Learn What We Live and Live What We Learn:’ Growing Up at 1022 Rondo Avenue”

Marion Jones Kennon

“We Learn What We Live and Live What We Learn:” Growing Up at 1022 Rondo Avenue Author: Marion Jones Kennon When reflecting on our lives, our childhood memories often stand out with clarity. For St. Paul-native Marion Jones Kennon, it’s the remembrance of long-ago days growing up…

Ramsey County History – Winter 2022: Forgotten to Time? The Search for Scottie Primus Davis

Steve Trimble and Scottie P. Davis

Forgotten to Time? The Search for Scottie Primus Davis Author: Steve Trimble It is said that a supportive family, caring friends, and strong mentors can influence the person we become. Such was the case with young Scottie Primus Davis, who spent her formative years in St. Paul, Minnesota.

History Revealed: We Are Meant to Rise

Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Suleiman Adan, Marcie Rendon and Kevin Yang

We Are Meant to Rise With Carolyn Holbrook, David Mura, Suleiman Adan, Marcie Rendon and Kevin Yang History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library. We Are…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2021: “Our Lady of Good Counsel/Our Lady of Peace: Two Names, Decades of Daily Mercy, and Innumerable Blessings at St. Paul’s Free Hospice Home”

Christina Capecchi

Our Lady of Good Counsel/Our Lady of Peace: Two Names, Decades of Daily Mercy, and Innumerable Blessings at St. Paul’s Free Hospice Home Author: Christina Capecchi Eighty years ago on December 7, 1941—shorty after radio newscasters began reporting the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii—nine nuns opened…

Ramsey County History – Fall 2021: “Tikkun Olam: Jewish Women Serving Their St. Paul Community”

 Kate Dietrick, Gabrielle Horner, and Janet Kampf

Tikkun Olam: Jewish Women Serving Their St. Paul Community Author: Kate Dietrick, Gabrielle Horner, and Janet Kampf Question: How do we go about repairing the troubled world in which we live—in which we’ve always lived? Answer: With the help and creativity of one determined person at a time. In this article,…

History Revealed: Clara Anderson

John Guthmann

Clara Anderson: A Woman’s Fight to Save Her Job in the Face of Discrimination With John Guthmann History Revealed Series Program Date: April 15, 2021 Video on YouTube In the early 1940s, Clara Anderson worked as a bartender at a local hotel until the…

History Revealed: Redefining Citizenship

Sara Egge

Redefining Citizenship: The Fight for the Right to Vote in Minnesota and the Midwest Sara Egge History Revealed Series Program Date: March 18, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the Roseville Library and the East Side Freedom Library. Examining how women won…

History Revealed: Grace Holmes Carlson

Donna T. Haverty-Stacke, Greg Poferl, Linda Leighton, and Mary Wingerd

The Fierce Life of Grace Holmes Carlson A Conversation Between Author Donna T. Haverty-Stacke and Reader/Discussants Greg Poferl, Linda Leighton, and Mary Wingerd History Revealed Series Program Date: 03/04/2021 Video on YouTube On December 8, 1941, Grace Holmes Carlson, the only female defendant…