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

Tue 10 am-8 pm (Open Veterans Day, Tues., 11/11)
Wed-Sat 10 am-5 pm
Sun Noon-5 pm
Closed Monday (Open Monday Holidays, 10 am-5 pm.)
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.
     

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651-259-3000
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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

Availability

George Nelson is available for the following programs:
History Player in the Classroom

History Player in the Libraries
History Player in the Museum

Scheduling

To request a visit by a History Player, fill out this online form. If you have questions, call 651-259-3412 or email HPIC@mnhs.org.

Resources

George Nelson biography, related books, and additional resources