Curriculum: Recipe for a Mill City
Recipe for a Mill City is a curriculum kit geared to third graders who will be visiting Mill City Museum. The activities can easily be used by younger and older grades. We hope you and your students enjoy the pre and post visit activities this curriculum kit has to offer.
Exhibit Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts and answer keys are available to download prior to your arrival. For pre-booked Youth and School Group visits, Mill City Museum will provide you with one scavenger hunt for every 3 to 5 kids when you arrive.
Timeline: A timeline of Minneapolis Riverfront history with short descriptions and historic photos of major events.
Teaching with Historic Places
"Teaching with Historic Places" is a program of the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places. Examine the connections binding railroads, North Dakota wheat fields, and Minnesota flour mills during the late 19th and early 20th centuries through full color maps, photos, and other documents. Complete lesson plans and materials available at your fingertips.
Search the collections at the Minnesota Historical Society for photos, artifacts and more. Not all collections are online, but thousands of images are available. Try searching for Pillsbury, Washburn Crosby, flour milling, St. Anthony Falls, Betty Crocker, and the Stone Arch Bridge.
Explore primary source activities in Minnesota Communities that focus on the St. Anthony Falls district, with information about Eva McDonald Valesh, John Pillsbury, flour milling, St. Anthony Falls, the Washburn Mill explosion and hydropower.
Forest, Fields, and the Falls
Explore Forest, Fields, and the Falls, flour milling at St. Anthony Falls in 1886 with Minneapolis journalist E.V. Smalley. Smalley's article and other primary sources are accessible from this interactive online comic book. Students learn about the flour mililng process, the explosive nature of flour dust, and why Minneapolis became the flour milling capital of the world.
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Minnesota Historical Society Field Trips
Field trip information on the 15 MNHS sites (including Mill City Museum) that offer special field trip programming and resources.