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Confluence: A History of Fort Snelling

Reviewer: Matthew W. Wright

2022 Minnesota Book Award Winner Confluence: A History of Fort Snelling Hampton Smith St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2021 256 pages; hardcover; $34.95 The past six years have seen the publication of two new histories of Fort Snelling…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2021: “The Aesthetics of Bridge Design: A Paean to Two of St. Paul’s Elegant Park Bridges”

Christine Podas-Larson

The Aesthetics of Bridge Design: A Paean to Two of St. Paul’s Elegant Park Bridges Author: Christine Podas-Larson It is said that bridges have the power to define the character of a city. Today in St. Paul, 320 bridges carry and connect motor vehicles, trains, and bicyclists, runners,…

History Revealed: Welcoming the Dear Neighbor

Dr. Rachel Neiwert, Dr. Kristine West and Mapping Prejudice

Welcoming the Dear Neighbor: Housing Inequality and Race in Ramsey County with Dr. Rachel Neiwert, Dr. Kristine West and Mapping Prejudice History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, July 8, 2021 Video on YouTube An interdisciplinary group of St. Catherine University faculty, staff, and students…

History Revealed: Reviving an 1850s Lager Beer Saloon

Tom Schroeder

Reviving an 1850s Lager Beer Saloon–Do’s and Dont’s With Tom Schroeder History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021 Video on YouTube Some say business and historic preservation don’t mix. ‘Not so,’ says Tom Schroeder, developer and owner of Waldmann Brewery in…

History Revealed: Irvine Park Architecture

Jeanne Kosfeld and Richard Kronick

Irvine Park Architecture With Jeanne Kosfeld and Richard Kronick History Revealed Series Program Date: June 17, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the Roseville Library Twin Cities-based illustrator Jeanne Kosfeld and author Richard Kronick have together transformed a simple sketchbook featuring pen and…

History Revealed: Research + Restoration

Elyse Jensen, Mollie Spillman and Rich Arpi

Research + Restoration: Using History to Inspire Your Home’s Rehabilitation With Elyse Jensen, Mollie Spillman and Rich Arpi History Revealed Series June 8, 2021, 7:00 pm Video on YouTube In partnership with Rethos: Places Reimagined Irvine Park homeowner and restorer Elyse Jensen, RCHS Curator…

History Revealed: Historic Ballparks

Stew Thornley

Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities With Stew Thornley History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the Roseville Library From the rickety to the palatial, ballparks have grown up with and defined baseball in…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2021: “A Fort Snelling History Mystery: The Lost Barracks and the Twenty-Fifth US Infantry Regiment”

Matt Flueger

A Fort Snelling History Mystery: The Lost Barracks and the Twenty-Fifth US Infantry Regiment Author: Matt Flueger Historic Fort Snelling celebrated its bicentennial in 2020. After 200 years, it’s not surprising that a lot has been written about this place, which still stands today on a bluff at…

Ramsey County History – Spring 2021: “Historical Sleuthing: Solving the Mysteries of Fort Snelling through Archaeology”

Jeremy Nienow

Historical Sleuthing: Solving the Mysteries of Fort Snelling through Archaeology Author: Jeremy L. Nienow As a related write up to Matt Flueger’s “The Lost Barracks and the Twenty-Fifth US Infantry Regiment” article, author Jeremy Nienow shares a short history about the archaeological work at Fort Snelling over many decades. Nienow…