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March of the Governors, Governor #18 Winfield Scott Hammond

Paul Nelson and Ken Peterson

March of the Governors, Governor #18 Winfield Scott Hammond (Series Podcast #19) Winfield Scott Hammond (1863-1915) was Minnesota’s eighteenth governor and the last of only four from the Democratic Party (decades before, by merger, it became the DFL.) He was the…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2022: “Traveling Without Aggravation: How Victor H. Green Changed Travel for Black Americans: Green Book Locations in the Historic Rondo Community (1940-1956)”

Nieeta L. Presley

Traveling Without Aggravation: How Victor H. Green Changed Travel for Black Americans: Green Book Locations in the Historic Rondo Community (1940-1956) Author: Nieeta L. Presley Traveling, especially with young families, is never easy. Scheduling, packing, locating gas stations, and securing reservations can be a challenge. Traveling for…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2022: “Bob Brown: ‘Paint What You See'”

Paul Nelson

Bob Brown: “Paint What You See” Author: Paul Nelson This is the story of a solitary St. Paul resident named Bob Brown. Attempting to make a living in the midst of the Great Depression was difficult, to say the least, but Brown took long walks around the…

History Revealed: Grasshoppers In My Bed

Terry Swanson & Peggy Stern

Grasshoppers in My Bed: Lillie Belle Gibbs, Minnesota Farm Girl, 1877 Terry Swanson and Peggy Stern History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, August 4, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library Author Terry Swanson…

History Revealed: Daybreak Woman

Jane Lamm Carroll

Daybreak Woman with Jane Lamm Carroll History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library A remarkable woman’s life spans nearly a century of peace, invasion, war, exile, return, and…

Grasshoppers in My Bed: Lillie Belle Gibbs, Minnesota Farm Girl 1877

Terry Swanson, Author and Peggy Stern, Illustrator

It is 1876—Christmas day—which just happens to be the eleventh birthday of Lillie Belle Gibbs. Her mother and father present her with a new journal. Now she must decide how to fill the pages. Grasshoppers in her bed, a smudge pot to keep the mosquitos at bay, the one-room schoolhouse…

History Revealed: Scottie Primus Davis

Mary K. Boyd, Chester C. Owens Jr. and Steve Trimble

Scottie Primus Davis: A Story Forgotten to Time With Mary K. Boyd, Chester C. Owens Jr. and Steve Trimble Moderated by Meredith Cummings, RCHS Editor History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side…

History Revealed: The Spirit Tree: Hazel Belvo

Julie L'Enfant

The Spirit Tree: Hazel Belvo and the Art of Nature With Julie L’Enfant History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 Video on YouTube In partnership with the Roseville Library & the East Side Freedom Library Hazel Belvo has been…

History Revealed: A Private Wilderness

David Backes

A Private Wilderness: The Journals of Sigurd F. Olson with David Backes History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021 Video on YouTube David Backes shared the personal diaries of one of America’s best-loved naturalists, revealing his difficult and inspiring path to finding…