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Railroad Family Day at Mill City Museum

August 27 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

Railroad Family Day Mill City Museum e1661465265104

Enjoy a variety of railroad-themed activities and learn about how railroads and Minneapolis grew up together.
Beginning with the arrival of Minnesota’s first rail line in 1862, Minneapolis boomed in population, flour milling, lumber production, and warehousing, as a rail network extended throughout the Upper Midwest.
Families can build a model boxcar like the 1879 St. Paul & Pacific boxcar on display in the museum’s Rail Corridor (while supplies last); help create a small scale railroad town with ArtStart; taste a sample from a recipe from railroad dining cars; take a guided mini-tour at 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm to hear about the remaining railroad features in the Washburn A Mill; and use blocks to build a roman arch like those on Minneapolis’ landmark railroad bridge, the Stone Arch Bridge. Included in regular site admission.

Details

Date:
August 27
Time:
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT
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Website:
https://www.mnhs.org/millcity/activities/calendar/9194

Organizer

Mill City Museum
Phone:
612-341-7582
Email:
mcm@mnhs.org
Website:
https://www.mnhs.org/millcity

Venue

Mill City Museum
704 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Phone:
(612) 341-7555
Website:
https://www.mnhs.org/millcity

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