Gale Family Library

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



Library Hours

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
Holiday Hours


$6 per day

Using the Library

Collections OnlineTimepieces

Catalog Search
Research Collections

Attend a Library Class

"I'm New Here": An Introduction to the MN Historical Society Library

Date: Offered every Saturday 

Time: 9:15am to 10:15am

Cost: Free, no registration required


The Library contains an amazing array of sources for finding your family history; researching a term paper; looking into the history of your house, business, organization or neighborhood; or just finding out more about Minnesota's rich past and many cultures. Let our experts introduce you to this treasure trove of sources in our free class held each Saturday at the Minnesota History Center Library. You'll learn about our collections and get tips on how to use catalogs, request materials, and purchase copies of historic papers and photos.


How to Use Family History Databases

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: $32 (MNHS members save 20%)

Tickets: purchase online or call the Box Office (651-259-3015)

The availability of family history information on the Internet continues to grow quickly. In this class, learn techniques to find online databases and creative ways to use these search tools to find results.  Instructor Mary Wickersham is a longtime member of the Minnesota Genealogical Society and a past director of MGS. She has over 12 years’ experience as a professional genealogist and lecturer, and has her own research business, Midwest Ancestor Research. Her background is in software and websites.

Munson and Anderson families in tree