MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102


Tuesday: 10 am-8 pm 
Wednesday: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday: 10 am-5 pm
Friday: 10 am-5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: Noon-5 pm
Monday: Closed

Open Monday holidays year round, 10 am-5 pm
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Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

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2018 Mar 22


"North Woods Girl" StoryWalk

A woman leaning over a large image of a book page

On view Nov. 25, 2016-Jan. 1, 2017
Included with museum admission

Go on a wintery journey through the History Center following giant storybook pages from North Woods Girl, an MNHS Press book written by Aimee Bissonette and illustrated by Claudia McGehee. Open during regular museum hours.

History Hound HiJinx Project

Craft your own holiday card or ornament using imagery from the book on Holiday Saturdays and daily during Winter Break from Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2016.

About the Book

North Woods Girl book cover

Time with Grandma teaches about quiet observation, generous sharing of resources, the beauty of the forest and pond at any hour. Grandma is the quintessential north woods girl, breathing deep the piney scents, relishing the chirping activity of her animal neighbors. Small wonder that her admiring granddaughter is inspired to follow in her footsteps.

Find out more about North Woods Girl

Buy the North Woods Girl book

See two pages from North Woods Girl:

Grandma and granddaughter sitting on a log next to a pond     Grandma and granddaughter following a fox through the woods in the winter


About the Author

Aimee Bissonette is a writer, teacher, and lawyer living in the Twin Cities. This is her first children’s book.

About the Illustrator

Writer-illustrator Claudia McGehee lives in Iowa City. Her previous works include A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet and A Woodland Counting Book.

Ever wondered how scratchboard art is created? Watch Claudia McGehee's time-lapse video of her technique at the drawing board.


The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.