MN History Center

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


Tue 10 am-8 pm 
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm 
Closed Monday (Open 10 am-5 pm Monday holidays year round)
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Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
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2017 Dec 13


Joseph Nicollet

Joseph Nicollet

French scientist, mathematician and geographer of the Minnesota region 
Your group will be intrigued by stories about:
How this French scientist and teacher reinvented himself at age 50 with a new career and new experiences in America
The relationships he developed with American Indians, academics, fellow explorers and politicians helped him become a leader and prominent cartographer.
Nicollet’s geographical expeditions in the Upper Midwest that helped to chart the Minnesota landscape
Nicollet’s abilities to use astronomy, mathematics and 1800s technological tools to create important maps of the region.