Scrapbooking Your Family History' Library Class, April 12

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Release dated: 
March 5, 2014
Media contacts: 

Jessica Kohen • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3148 •

Tracey Baker • Gale Family Library • 651-259-3317 •

Quick facts: 

Event: Topics on Family History: Scrapbooking Your Family History
Date: Saturday, April 12
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Place: Minnesota Historical Society Gale Family Library, 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., St. Paul 55102-1903
Cost: $32/$28 for MNHS and MGS members
Reservations: required, call 651-259-3300 or register online.
Phone: 651-259-3300

Scrapbooking Your Family History' Library Class, April 12

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to preserve family stories and to share family history research with others. This class, held Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. tWoman scrapbooking o 12:30 p.m., will cover the importance of appropriate materials to ensure the preservation of your images and information as well as techniques for organizing and formatting your stories and data.

Instructor Sara Markoe Hanson will discuss both digital and traditional paper scrapbooking and demonstrate both styles.

Hanson is executive director of the White Bear Lake Area Historical Society, a lifelong family historian and a long-time scrapbooking enthusiast.

The fee for this class is $32 / $28 for MNHS and MGS members. Registration is required; call 651-259-3300 or register online at The class limit is 30 and classes with fewer than five registrants will be canceled one week prior to the class date.

Each Saturday at 9:15 a.m. visitors to the Gale Family Library can take a free class "I'm New Here: Introducing the Library." The library contains many sources for finding family history; researching a term paper; looking into the history of a house, business, organization or neighborhood; or just discovering more about Minnesota's rich past and many cultures. The class introduces these resources and offers tips on how to use catalogs, request materials and purchase photocopies.

About the Gale Family Library

The Minnesota Historical Society Gale Family Library is located in the History Center at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Regular library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at 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.