For many years, arts and culture organizations have defined membership gifts and donations differently, even though both contribute to the success of the organization and its ability to fulfill its mission.

To ensure that our entire community of supporters is recognized appropriately, we are simplifying how we manage contributions.  

Every financial contribution you make will be considered a donation and will entitle you to a membership in RCHS. Your membership level will automatically adjust based on the amount of your total annual giving.

Along with a subscription to our award-winning quarterly magazine, Ramsey County History, you will receive free admission to Gibbs Farm, special discounts on purchases, and invitations to members-only events.

In addition, your gift helps us connect more than 45,000 curious minds in our community with Gibbs Farm’s immersive school field trips, exciting summer camps, and heritage learning opportunities for adults; our collection of 4.5 million artifacts and archival documents that tell the story of life in Ramsey County; engaging articles and presentations that focus on the untold histories of our County… and so much more!

To make a gift today, please click on the “Donate Now” button below. Our secure website accepts payments by credit card or e-Check.

You may also mail in your donation. Please make your check out to “RCHS” and mail it to us at:

75 W 5th Street, Ste #323
Saint Paul, MN 55102

The Ramsey County Historical Society is a tax-exempt, charitable organization per IRS section 501(c)3.

Please contact Natasha Thoreson, Development Officer, with any questions, or for stock gift or estate information, at 651-222-0701 or



RCHS is for everyone! If you would like to make a donation to RCHS for a friend, family member or organization, we’ll be happy to assist you! Your gift will allow your recipient to receive all the benefits, including a subscription to our magazine, Ramsey County History, free admission to Gibbs Farm, research assistance at our Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Research Center, invitations to member events and much more!

Please contact Natasha Thoreson, with any questions or to set up a gift donation for a recipient, at 651-222-0701 or

Stock Gifts

As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, RCHS gratefully accepts gifts of stock. To get started, your broker will need the following information:

RCHS Vanguard Brokerage Account number: 73586192
RCHS DTC number: 0062

RCHS also accepts IRA disbursements and estate gifts. For more information, please contact Natasha Thoreson, Development Officer, with any questions at 651-222-0701 or

Corporate Sponsorships

RCHS is proud to support our local businesses. And we are grateful for the many local businesses that have supported us through corporate sponsorships. A corporate sponsorship helps support RCHS’s mission of preserving our past, informing our present, and inspiring our future. We thank our sponsors publicly through acknowledgement on our website, in our magazine, and in our e-Newsletter, which reaches more than 2,000 people each week.

Every sponsorship package is tailored to best meet our partners’ needs. For more information, please contact Natasha Thoreson, Development Officer, with any questions at 651-222-0701 or

Time Travelers Network

Did you know your RCHS membership includes access to the Time Travelers Network?

Time Travelers is a free reciprocal membership network for historical museums, sites, and societies throughout the United States. The Missouri Historical Society created the program in 1998 so that members of historical institutions could receive exclusive benefits and privileges at museums and historical sites nationwide. These benefits may include free or reduced admission, gift shop discounts, free parking, and much more. Benefits may vary and are at the discretion of the participating institution.

For the most updated information, including a list of participating organizations, please visit