MN History Center

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102
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*Please be advised that April and May are very busy months with school groups before 2 p.m.

Museum

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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Library

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

Library Holiday Hours

Free admission

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651-259-3000
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2018 May 17

 

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.

Resources

Frederick McKinley Jones biography, related books, and additional resources