Ornament honors Ramsey

Nestled in the boughs of the Anoka County Historical Society’s (ACHS) Christmas tree is a new jewel.

The Anoka County Historical Society added a new ornament to its tree. The bulb representing Ramsey was created by Jean Marie and Company. Photo by Tammy Sakry

The Anoka County Historical Society added a new ornament to its tree. The bulb representing Ramsey was created by Jean Marie and Company. Photo by Tammy Sakry

An ornament presented by the city of Ramsey joined 17 other ornaments representing some of the other 20 cities and townships in the county.

The Ramsey ornament depicts the most historical building in the city, the District 28 one-room school house, which later became a city hall, said Ramsey Councilmember Jason Tossey, who presented the ornament Dec. 4.

The painted globe was created by Jean Marie and Company, located in Ramsey.

The historical society has been collecting tree ornaments from the cities since 1997.

When the center was located in Colonial Hall, holidays were a really big thing, said Todd Mahon, ACHS executive director.

In 1997, the center asked the city of St. Francis if it would provide a live tree and city gave the center a tree and an ornament, he said.

Although safety regulations keep the center from having a live tree, the gifting of an ornament became a tradition, Mahon said.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com

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