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Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401


Tues-Sat, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, Noon-5 pm
Also open Mondays in July and August
Holiday Hours:
Thurs, Nov. 26th (Thanksgiving) - CLOSED
Fri, Nov. 27th - OPEN
Thurs, Dec. 24th (Christmas Eve) - CLOSED
Fri, Dec. 25th (Christmas) - CLOSED
Fri, Jan. 1st (New Year's Day) - OPEN
Mon, Jan. 18th (MLK Day) - OPEN


  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors (65+) and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4 and under and MNHS members.




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2015 Oct 12


William de la Barre

History Players for Grades 4-8


William de la Barre

Chief water engineer for Minneapolis.

See how Minneapolis became world famous for its flour. Students will learn about:

  • The milling disaster that brought him to Minneapolis
  • How industry changed St. Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River to benefit business
  • His experiences as chief water engineer for Minneapolis
  • The rise of Minnesota and establishment of Minneapolis as the flour capital of the world

"Northern Lights" Chapter 10


Request this program for Adults: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/history-players-adults 

Request this program for Students: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/hpic 

NOTE: History Players must be scheduled at least six weeks in advance. Availability of specific characters may be limited and is subject to change. Additional fees for mileage and lodging reimbursement apply to travel outside of the Twin Cities metro area.