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

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.
     

Contact

651-259-3000
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Thomas Lyles

Thomas Lyles

1843-1910
African American activist and entrepreneur

Thomas Lyles broke a number of barriers. Your group will learn about:

  • His work running businesses - a barbershop, funeral home and newspaper
  • St. Paul's African American community at the turn of the last century
  • His fight against racial discrimination
  • The migration of African Americans to Minnesota in the years following the Civil War
     

Availability

Thomas Lyles is available for the following programs:
History Player in the Museum

Resources

Thomas Lyles biography, related books, and additional resources