Get Acquainted With the Minnesota Historical Society Library this March

For immediate release

Release dated: 
February 6, 2013
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 • jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Minnesota Historical Society Library
Address: 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102-1903
Cost: Free
Phone: 651-259-3300
Email: reference@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.mnhs.org/library

Get Acquainted With the Minnesota Historical Society Library this March

What: I'm New Here: Introducing the Library
When: March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30
Time: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Reservations: Recommended; call 651-259-3300 or register online.

The Minnesota Historical Society Library has it all. Whether your finding family history, researching a term paper, looking into the history of a business, organization or neighborhood or just discovering more about Minnesota's rich past, our Library is the spot to be. This free class, held each saturday year round, introduces the Library's resources and offers tips on how to use catalogs, request materials and purchase photocopies. Come on down!

What: Genealogy Classes: Beyond Obits
When: Saturday, March 9
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $32; $28 for MHS and MGS members.
Reservations: Required; call 651-259-3300 or register online.

This two part class, led by professional genealogist J.H. Fonkert focuses on finding and using newspapers and maps in your family history research. The program begins at 10 a.m. with the first segment focusing on the use of newspaper event notices such as weddings, obituaries, business affairs and church events, followed by the an exploration of different kinds of maps and their uses for research.

About the Minnesota Historical Society Library

Registration is required; call 651-259-3300 or register online at www.mnhs.org/library/classes. The class limit is 30 and classes with fewer than five registrants will be canceled one week prior to the class date.

The Minnesota Historical Society Library is located in the History Center at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Auxiliary aids and services are available with notice of five working days (call 651-259-3300). Regular library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.