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

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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.


Preserve & Organize Your Family History Conference


Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Cost: $125 (MNHS members save 20%)

For more information--including a link to buy tickets online--visit the Conference's Event Page


Finding the Women in the Family

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 10:00am to 11:30am

Cost: $32 (MNHS members save 20%)

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

The patriarchal nature of record-keeping can make researching women in family history a challenge. Explore ways to uncover the stories of sisters, aunts, mothers, and daughters using traditional family research methods as well as new methods like DNA testing. Bring a research problem or join others to think through their research problems in this working session.
Instructor Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG, is a professional genealogist, author, and professor at Walden University.

Munson and Anderson families in tree