MN History Center

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

*Please be advised that April and May are very busy months with school groups before 2 p.m.


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 May 17


George Nelson

George Nelson

1786 - 1859
Fur Trade Clerk

Your fur trade lessons will come alive when your group learns about:

  • His life as a fur trade clerk for the XY, North West and Hudson Bay companies
  • The roles of traders, clerks, voyageurs and Indian suppliers in the Great Lakes fur trade
  • The cultural and economic exchange between the Dakota, Ojibwe and Europeans
  • Trade goods from around the world and their value in beaver pelts


George Nelson biography, related books, and additional resources