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

Tue 10 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm 
Closed Monday (Open Monday holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

Tue 9 am-8 pm
Wed-Sat 9 am-4 pm
Closed Sunday and Monday
Library Holiday Hours

Admission

  • $11 adults
  • $9 seniors and college students w/ID
  • $9 active military w/ID
  • $6 children ages 6-17
  • Free Tuesdays 5-8 pm
  • Free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members
  • Free to visit the library
     

Contact

651-259-3000
Contact

2015 Aug 3

 

Frederick McKinley Jones

Frederick McKinley Jones

1892-1961
African American inventor and self-taught engineer

Jones, the inventor of refrigerated trucking, will leave your group with some big ideas. They'll hear:

  • How Jones, although orphaned, became a highly influential engineer
  • What it was like to be alive when cars, radios, and movies were first introduced
  • How Jones's many inventions - from a portable x-ray machine to a movie ticket dispenser - reflected changes in American society.
  • The impact of Jones's innovations on industry, the home, battlefield, and even outer space.
     

Availability

Frederick McKinley Jones is available for the following programs:
History Player in the Classroom
History Player in the Museum

Teacher Materials

Supplementary Materials
Standards and Northern Lights Connections

Resources

Frederick McKinley Jones biography, related books, and additional resources