The award-winning quarterly magazine published by the Ramsey County Historical Society is filled with wonderful stories, well-written articles, photos, and maps reflecting the lives, history, and culture of our capital county.

Over 50 Years of Ramsey County History

Ramsey County History magazine
Summer 2022, Vol. 57-2

Ramsey County History magazine
Spring 2022, Vol. 57-1

Ramsey County History magazine
Winter 2022, Volume 56-4

Ramsey County History magazine
Fall 2021, Volume 56-3

Ramsey County History Magazine
Summer 2021, Volume 56, #2

Ramsey County History Magazine
Spring 2021, Volume 56, #1

Ramsey County History magazine article summaries

If you or anyone in your family is interested in the history of Saint Paul and Ramsey County, Ramsey County History magazine is essential. 

In 1964, Ramsey County History began a distinguished tradition of assembling original information on engaging stories and noteworthy events that might otherwise be lost to time. The magazine offers readable, non-academic, local history focusing as much on the ordinary person as on the extraordinary. RCHS also publishes books, several of which have won awards.

The best, easiest, and most cost effective way to get Ramsey County History is to become a member of the Ramsey County Historical Society. The magazine is a benefit of membership along with free admission to the Gibbs Museum.

You may purchase individual copies of our magazine from RCHS for $10.00.
RCHS member price: $9.00.
Call 651-222-0701 to order.

Past Articles & Back Issues

Ramsey County History magazine article summaries and PDFs of articles by issue.

RCHS Magazine Articles Index: Spring 1964-Fall 1972 (PDF)

Please use the Search function at the top right of your screen to hunt for specific topics or articles. Please note that we are in the process of uploading the article PDFs, all articles will be available shortly.

You may also research back issues of Ramsey County History in our Research Center.

The Author Honorarium Program for the Magazine

The Ramsey County Historical Society is always seeking manuscripts for Ramsey County History, its quarterly history magazine that have:

  1. A new, more complete, or corrective contribution to material dealing with the history of Ramsey County, Minnesota; and
  2. Have an effective balance of appropriate historical research, documentation, and accessibility to a broad audience of readers; and
  3. Are written in an engaging style and include appropriate visual materials such as photos, maps, diagrams, or other illustrations that encourage the reading of local or regional history.

Because these criteria are important to the Society and manuscripts that meet them will exemplify the highest standards of historical research and writing, RCHS awards a modest honorarium to authors of manuscripts that meet these criteria.

Each manuscript that is submitted is evaluated against these three criteria. Acceptance of a manuscript for publication is not an automatic qualification for an honorarium. Authors interested in reading examples of published articles that exemplify excellence in writing history should see the following in back issues of Ramsey County History:

Paul D. Nelson, “Lost Neighborhood: The Life and Death of Central Park—A Small Part of the Past Illuminated” (Fall 2004)
Frank M. White, “They Played for the Love of the Game: Adding to the Legacy of  Minnesota Black Baseball” (Spring 2010)
Donald L. Empson, “The History of the Mississippi River Boulevard,” (Summer 2014)

Inquiries about writing for Ramsey County History should be directed to the Editor, Meredith Cummings, or Contact Us.