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Growing Up In Frogtown: Little Women, Little Houses, Lots of Work, (and a Little Play)

Wendy Rossi

Young Wendy Hams’ Gumpa Guy surprised her with a dollhouse on her third birthday. It was designed to replicate the family home at 435 Charles Avenue. Photo courtesy of Wendy Rossi. By Wendy Rossi To see the complete magazine with endnotes and images, please view the PDF version.  …

Ramsey County History Winter 2024

Nicole Foss, Linda Kohl, Krista Finstad Hanson, Renoir Gaither, Mary Lethert Wingerd

Volume 59, Number 1: Winter 2024 Link to download PDF of full issue of RCHS Winter 2024 Magazine Articles in this Issue: Architect of St. Paul’s West Side: H. Emil Strassburger Author: Nicole Foss Link to N. Foss article PDF Additional Resources:…

Ramsey County History Winter 2024: Community in Hamline Midway Neighborhood

Krista Finstad Hanson

Volume 59, Number 1: Winter 2024 It Takes a Village: Building Community in the Hamline Midway Neighborhood Author: Krista Finstad Hanson What happens when a historian/writer becomes a homeowner? When Krista Finstad Hanson and her husband purchased a bungalow on Englewood Avenue in 1997, she couldn’t help herself. She…

History Revealed: Connecting to Collections

Chris Rico

Connecting to Collections: Preservation for Who(m)?    Chris Rico, Nienow Cultural Consultants History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library and Ramsey County Libraries-Roseville Join Public Historian, Archaeologist, and Conservator,…

Ramsey County History Summer 2023 – Hmong Foodways

Kristina Her

Volume 58, Number 2: Summer 2023 Hmong Foodways in Ramsey County Author: Kristina Her For nearly fifty years, a large population of Hmong from Southeast Asia have called Ramsey County home. Settling into a new environment in the 1970s and ’80s was tough. Few of the earliest…

March of the Governors #30: Special Edition Billy Williams

Frank White, Paul Nelson

March of the Governors Special Edition: Billy Williams March of the Governors Series Podcast #30 William F. (Billy) Williams never served as Minnesota’s governor, but he served more Minnesota governors than any public servant in our state’s history. He caught the eye of…

History Revealed: Italians on St. Paul’s East Side

John Andreozzi

Italians on Saint Paul’s East Side John Andreozzi History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023 Video on YouTube In partnership with the East Side Freedom Library & Ramsey County Libraries Italians have had a significant presence in St. Paul.  Although there were…

Ramsey County History Spring 2023 – Billy Williams

Frank White

Volume 58, Number 1: Spring 2023 From a Star on the Ball Diamond to a Star at the Minnesota State Capitol Billy Williams Author: Frank M. White In 1904, Billy Williams would have been happy making a living playing baseball. He loved the sport. He was good…

Ramsey County History Winter 2023

Paul Nelson, Eleta Pierce, Dave Riehle

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 Link to download PDF of RCHS Winter 2023 Magazine Articles in this Issue: The Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County Author: Paul Nelson Growing Up in St. Paul: My Harley Grandma Mary Eileen Kehoe and the St.