Did you know that from 1880 to 1930 Minneapolis was the flour milling capital of the world, leading to the nickname “Mill City.” Today the TAC took a field trip to the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis. While there the kids learned learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis.
While at the museum, each child had the opportunity to view a movie (The History of Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat), participate in a scavenger hunt, learn interesting facts about the city, play in a water room, and ride up 9 stories in a “Flour Tower” (a freight elevator) while learning about the history of the flour mill. It was a great time! To view more photos of this field trip, please see our facebook page.