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MN History Center

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

Exhibit Hours

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues.;
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.;
12 to 5 p.m. Sun.;
Closed Mon. (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. holidays year round)
Museum Holiday Hours

Library Hours

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tues.;
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed.-Sat.;
Closed Sun. and Mon.
Library Holiday Hours



$11 adults
$9 seniors (65+)
$9 college students (valid ID)
$9 active military (valid ID)
$6 children ages 6-17
Free to the public Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Free for MHS members and children age 5 and under.
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James Goodhue

James Madison Goodhue

St Paul's first newspaper publisher

Goodhue enriches understanding of the territorial period. Learn about:

  • Goodhue's work as editor of "The Pioneer"
  • "Manifest Destiny" and westward expansion in the years leading up to the Civil War
  • The importance of newspapers in 19th-century American politics and daily life
  • The 1851 Treaty of Traverse des Sioux 


James Goodhue is available for the following programs:
History Player in the Museum


James Goodhue biography, related books, and additional resources