Ramsey County Historical Society

Find Ramsey County Minnesota historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Little Canada City Offices Historical Society 515 Little Canada Road East Little Canada MN 55117 651-766-4044


Maplewood Area Historical Society 2170 County Road D East Maplewood MN 55109 651-748-8645

Minnesota Historical Society 690 Cedar Street St. Paul MN 55155 651-259-3030

North St Paul Historical Society 2666 7th Avenue East North Saint Paul MN 55109 651-779-6402

Ramsey County Historical Society 2097 Larpenteur Avenue West Falcon Heights MN 55113 651-646-8629

Ramsey County MN Historical Society 75 West 5th Street St. Paul MN 55102 651-222-0701

Ramsey County Minnesota Historical Society 2129 Larpenteur Avenue West Falcon Heights MN 55113 651-644-1846

Saint Paul Minnesota Historical Society 265 Exchange Street South St. Paul MN 55102 651-296-8760

White Bear Lake Area Historical Society 4751 Highway 61 North White Bear Lake MN 55110 651-407-5327

White Bear Lake Historical Society 4735 Lake Avenue White Bear Lake MN 55110 651-426-0479

About Ramsey County Historical Societies

Ramsey County Historical Societies are local organizations and history museums dedicated to studying, preserving, and fostering an appreciation of the past, with an emphasis on the local community's history in Ramsey County, MN. Historical Societies in Ramsey County encourage and engage in the collection and preservation of historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories. Many Historical Societies conduct research about local businesses and families, which they make accessible and available as public records and exhibits.

You may contact the Historical Society for questions about:
  • Ramsey County Historical Society exhibits and events
  • Ramsey County historical center discounts
  • Genealogy research in Ramsey County, Minnesota
  • Making a donation
  • Volunteering
Ramsey County Public Records

Historical Societies are a great source of Ramsey County public records, historical and genealogy research information. Historical records may be available upon request from the Ramsey County organizations, museums, exhibits and exhibitions, and from Ramsey County historical archives.

Local Ramsey County History

Minnesota Historical Societies specialize in a single aspect of local history. Ramsey County Historical Centers may highlight a local institution, such as an university, church, or business. Alternatively, their focus may be on a particular group, such as an ethnicity, profession, or religious group. Some Historical Societies work to preserve Ramsey County historic buildings and properties, ensuring that neighborhoods maintain the historic character that helps define the community. These efforts often involve close work with local Ramsey County and Minnesota state government agencies, to list buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, create historic districts, and ensure that historic preservation ordinances and guidelines are established and enforced.

Volunteering for Ramsey County Historical Societies

Many Historical Societies are staffed and organized by volunteers, who often become involved in order to preserve the legacy and heritage of their ancestors or to honor local heroes. Other Ramsey County Historical Societies are professional organizations that have paid staff. These organizations may run Ramsey County museums and educational programs, and a local Minnesota government or business entity may manage these Historical Societies. Many Historical Societies provide resources to help smaller organizations or individuals with research projects. In addition, they provide events for school-age children both in the schools and at their facilities.

Historical Society Donations & Funding

Funding for Ramsey County Historical Societies can come from a combination of sources, including government support, universities, and businesses, as well as private donations, endowments, and grants. Historical Societies rely on fundraisers as a significant source of revenue. Fundraisers may include tours of MN historical buildings, sponsored talks and historic reenactments, and Ramsey County genealogy events.

Events & Exhibitions

Historical Societies have an online presence where they provide valuable information about sponsored Ramsey County events and programs. Historical Society websites commonly post historic photographs or articles on topics of local historic interest. Some provide online databases to help with Ramsey County genealogy research, immigration activity, or census related data.