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History Revealed: Vikings in the Attic

Eric Dregni

Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America with Eric Dregni History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library Growing up with Swedish and Norwegian grandparents with…

History Revealed: Gichigami Hearts

Linda Legarde Grover

Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong Linda Legarde Grover History Revealed Series Program Date: October 10, 2022, Indigenous Peoples’ Day Program Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Roseville Library Award-winning author Linda LeGarde Grover interweaves family and…

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…

A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum

Reviewer: Anne Field

A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum Lansing Shepard, Don Luce, Barbara Coffin, and Gwen Schagrin Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2022 400 pages; cloth cover/jacket, 310 color plates, $34.95 The Bell Museum, located on the edge of the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul…

History Revealed: Irish Immigrants

Jane Kennedy

Working to Assimilate: Irish Immigrants and Employment with Jane Kennedy History Revealed Series Thursday, April 21, 2022 Program Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library We’ve heard the expression “Irish Need Not Apply,” but what was…

History Revealed: Harriet Scott

Jane Henderson

Settler Colonialism Seen Through the Life of Harriet Scott With Jane Henderson History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library. Scholars of institutionalized racism have used the term…

History Revealed: The Story of St. Paul

Bill Lindeke

Making Minnesota, The Story of St. Paul with Bill Lindeke History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and the Roseville Library The Ramsey County Historical Society, in partnership with the…