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Spirits Dancing: The Night Sky, Indigenous Knowledge, & Living Connections to the Cosmos

Reviewed by Meredith Cummings

Spirits Dancing: The Night Sky, Indigenous Knowledge, & Living Connections to the Cosmos Photography by Travis Novitsky; Text by Annette S. Lee St. Paul, MN: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2023 154 pages; paperback, 117 color illustrations, $19.95   “. .

History Revealed: Nature’s Crossroads

George Vrtis and Christopher W. Wells

Nature’s Crossroads: The Twin Cities and Greater Minnesota: A Wide-Ranging Environmental and Historical Study of the Evolution of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul Area With George Vrtis and Christopher W. Wells History Revealed Series Program Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023 YouTube Video In…

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.

Ramsey County History Winter 2023: Children’s Preventorium

Paul Nelson

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 The Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County Author: Paul Nelson History is challenging to piece together, but author Paul Nelson got lucky as he profiled the Children’s Preventorium of Ramsey County at Lake Owasso. Thanks to elders who once lived there as…

Ramsey County History Winter 2023: Arrival of the Birds

Dave Riehle

Volume 57, Number 4: Winter 2023 Arrival of the Birds: The (Almost) Incredible 1897 Central High School Bird Observation Author: Dave Riehle In the late nineteenth century, it wasn’t uncommon for boys (or amateur ornithology enthusiasts) to take down birds with slingshots or help themselves to unhatched eggs—many…

History Revealed: Natural Curiosity

Don Luce

A Natural Curiosity: The Story of the Bell Museum with Don Luce History Revealed Series Program Date: July 21, 2022 Video on YouTube Since its humble start in 1872 as a one-room cabinet of curiosities, the University of Minnesota’s Bell Museum of natural history…

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…

Ramsey County History – Summer 2021: “How It Started; How It’s Going: Land O’Lakes Celebrates Ten Decades of Innovation”

Karen Mellott-Fosier

How It Started; How It’s Going: Land O’Lakes Celebrates Ten Decades of Innovation Author: Karen Mellott-Fosier Arden Hills-based Land O’Lakes, Inc. celebrates a milestone birthday in 2021. A century ago on June 7, 1921, representatives from 320 of the state’s co-op creameries gathered in the old state capitol…

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,…