Danger & Disaster at the Mill

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Danger & Disaster at the Mill

Date
Sat., Oct 8, 2022, 10:30 am - Noon
Location
704 S. 2nd St.
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Map

Contact
612-341-7582
mcm@mnhs.org
Cost
$12-16/MNHS members save 20%, includes museum admission

Flour milling was a dangerous job with lots of moving machinery, high-powered water turbines, and tall grain elevators where one wrong move could have disastrous consequences.

Explore the dangers that workers faced on a guided tour of the Washburn A Mill. Learn about the deadly 1878 mill explosion that led to the rebuilding of the riverfront, see daily hazards like the "Humphrey manlift" that took the life of a millworker in 1936, and hear about the dangers of working in the related railroad and lumber industries.

This tour includes no more than 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.


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Additional Dates

Sun., Oct 23, 2022, 10:30 am - Noon
Sun., Nov 6, 2022, 10:30 am - Noon