History revealed by Ramsey County Historical Society

Join the Ramsey County Historical Society this summer in learning more about local history from local historians and authors.

On Wednesday, July 17, 6 p.m., historian Natalie Heneghan, will lead a tour of parks and trail systems created through New Deal programs. The Twin Cities have long boasted beautiful parks, waterfronts and trail systems — in no small part because of the New Deal. Workers employed through New Deal programs in the 1930s changed the shape of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ parks and trails. The tour will begin at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St., for a discussion about New Deal projects in Minnesota. Tour participants will then hop on a bus to explore two parks that showcase handiwork of New Deal-era workers: Indian Mounds Regional Park and Phalen Regional Park. Reservations are required — call the office at 651-222-0701. Tickets cost $8 for RCHS and Preservation Alliance of Minnesota members, $10 for the general public.

To find out more about other RCHS events taking place this summer, go to www.rchs.com.

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