Museum portrays the dangerous history of mill work

Washburn Mill, 1910
Washburn Mill A, Minneapolis. Photograph Collection 1910.
Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota History Center

Working in a 19th century flour mill could be hazardous to your health.

On Tuesday, the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis will present "The Minneapolis Horror: Tales from the Night Shift." Actors will tell the story of the tragic 1878 Washburn A Mill explosion that killed 18 people.

They will also explain the every day perils of working in the mill.

Museum director Laura Salveson and historian Annette Atkins gave MPR's Cathy Wurzer a preview.

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