The former packing floor of the mill, now Mill Commons, now features the museum store, cafe, changing exhibits, and visitor information. The exhibits are free to the public during regular museum hours and change two to three times per year.
Minneapolis Riverfront Then and Now, 1858 and 2008
June 27, 2018 – September 16, 2018
View photographs from the 1850s–1860s alongside 2008 photos taken from the same vantage points by Jerry Mathiason—and see the dramatic changes made to the Minneapolis riverfront over the past 150 years.
Supported by a grant from the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board.
Thank You for Shopping: The Golden Age of Minnesota Department Stores
November 15, 2018–February 24, 2019
Stores like Dayton's, Powers, and Donaldson's once ruled the retail landscapes of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Explore the golden age of Minnesota department stores in this photography exhibit, a companion to the new MNHS Press book by Kristal Leebrick.