Ramsey County Historical Society and East Side Freedom Library invite you to join us:
History Revealed: Immigration Walking Tour
Peter Rachleff, Immigration Then and Now: From Swede Hollow to Arlington Hills
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 12:00-1:30pm
Join RCHS for our presentation series, History Revealed, featuring the best local historians, authors and archeologists talking about a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County. See our History Revealed page here for more programs, past and future.
Historian and co-founder of the East Side Freedom Library Peter Rachleff (shown in center of photo, above), will lead a 90 minute walking tour on Saint Paul’s East Side. The tour will use Payne Avenue as a spine along which to follow the experiences of such 19th century immigrants as Swedes, Irish, Germans, and Italians, to those of our contemporary neighbors, such as Hmong, Somali, Mexican, and Karen. The tour will explore the political, economic, and cultural forces which prompted emigration from homelands, on the one hand, and the patterns of settlement and organization in St. Paul, on the other.
Peter Rachleff taught U.S. History at Macalester College from 1982 to 2014, when he retired to co-found the East Side Freedom Library. ESFL is located in an historic Carnegie Library which was built in 1917. It has collected more than 20,000 books and materials focused in labor and immigration history, and it shares space with the Hmong Archives.
$5.00 RCHS Members / $8.00 General Public
Please RSVP by July 6, 5:00 pm to firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-222-0701, or reserve your ticket here. Link to online reservation form.
Space is limited to 30, reserve today! Tour is first-come, first served.