Mill City Museum

704 South 2nd St.
Mpls, MN 55401
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Hours

Tues-Sat, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, Noon-5 pm
 
Also open Mondays in July and August
 
 
 

Admission

  • $12 adults
  • $10 seniors (65+) and college students w/ID
  • $6 children ages 5-17
  • Free for children age 4
  • Free for MNHS members
  • Museums on Us: One free admission for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders the first full weekend of every month. Bring your card and picture ID.

 

Contact

612-341-7555

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2017 Apr 26

 

de la Barre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William de la Barre, chief engineer of the Washburn A Mill, was involved in corporate espionage when he worked at a competing mill in Budapest as a full-time employee. While at work, de la Barre would sketch models of milling equipment that he later brought back and applied in the Minneapolis mill. He also trained workers on milling techniques he witnessed on trips to Budapest, Prague, Paris and Vienna.