22 May Visit The Mill City Museum Minnesota
Visit The Mill City Museum
The Mill City Museum is on the Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. It is a National Historic Landmark. It was once the world’s largest flour mill. Originally called the Washburn A Mill and was the flagship of the Washburn-Crosby Company. Company is now General Mills. It was not only the largest in the world, but also the most technologically advanced in the world. Built in 1880.
In 1870’s the millers at the Washburn Mills perfected a new process for milling. A revolution that made fine wheat flour available to the masses for the first time. From 1880 to 1930 Minneapolis became the flour milling capital of the world. At its peak it averaged 49,000 barrels of flour a day. That is enough flour for 12,000,000 loaves a bread a day. It won gold, silver, and bronze medals at the first and only International Miller’s exposition. Washburn Crosby then began promoting and selling “Gold Medal Flour”. Minneapolis held the title of “Flour Milling Capital of the World” for half a century.
The Mill City Museum is an architectural showpiece. It is eight stories within the limestone ruins of the Washburn A Mill. It was opened to the public in 2003. The museum not only features the history or the Mill and the development of Minneapolis during those golden years, but also has many art exhibitions.
Open to the public from Monday through Sunday for Admission https://www.mnhs.org/millcity/visit/hours . There is also dining available at the Bushel & Peck Café’ located inside the Museum.
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