Celebrate the Best of Minnesota Brewing during Mill City Oktoberfest on Sept. 27

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Release dated: 
August 6, 2014
Media contacts: 

Megan Lawson • Marketing and Communications • 651-259-3141 • megan.lawson@mnhs.org

David Stevens • Mill City Museum • 612-341-7524 • david.stevens@mnhs.org

Laura Salveson • Mill City Museum • 612-341-7499 • laura.salveson@mnhs.org

Quick facts: 

Place: Mill City Museum
Address: 704 South Second Street, Minneapolis MN 55401
Date: Saturday, Sept. 27
Time: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: FREE. Museum admission required for the Baking Lab demonstration.
Phone: 612-341-7555
Email: mcm@mnhs.org
Website: http://www.millcitymuseum.org

Celebrate the Best of Minnesota Brewing during Mill City Oktoberfest on Sept. 27

OktoberfestMinnesota has long been a home to passionate brewers and German cultural enthusiasts. Guests can experience all that these communities have to offer at this September's eighth annual Mill City Oktoberfest. The tastes, smells, sights and sounds of Germany will be prominently featured in activities both inside the museum as well as outside. Highlights will include cooking and baking demonstrations, music, dancing, beer sampling, food and beverage sales and an inside look at brewing history.

Be sure to check out the last month of Mill City Museum's unique walking tours, including the Minneapolis Riverfront Tour, Historic Main Street Tour, Engineering the Falls Tour and Railroad History Tour. More information about these tours can be found here.

Built within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, a National Historic Landmark, the award-winning Mill City Museum chronicles the flour milling industry that fueled the growth of Minneapolis. The story comes to life through the eight-story Flour Tower, Water Lab, Baking Lab and other hands-on exhibits.

The museum is located at 704 S. Second St. in Minneapolis. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. The site is also open Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. For more information, call 612-341-7555 or visit www.millcitymuseum.org.

The Society’s calendar of events is posted online at www.mnhs.org/calendar. The website also has information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites.

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, the Society preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.