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MN History Center

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

Museum Hours

Tue 10 am-8 pm
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


  • $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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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