The Washburn A Mill was state-of-the-art when it opened its doors in the 1880s. In 1965, the building closed, its facilities deemed obsolete. Then a fire nearly destroyed it in the 1990s but from those ashes rose the Mill City Museum. Wounds healed, walls fortified with loving care. Today, the mill proudly displays its scars, sharing its story with crowds of visitors so they might see beyond the broken exterior.
4 thoughts on “A View From the Mill City Museum”
Yes, gives a different perspective of the city. My brother in law had informed me years before, Minneapolis was founded on flour. The significance of flour was lost on me till I toured the museum. Depicts the importance well
Neither had I. The museum does an excellent job of bringing that rich history to life.
Love the pic!! Mill City Museum was my first blog.
Thanks! It’s a great place with an interesting history. We really enjoyed visiting.
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