may, 2019

05may2:00 pm3:30 pmStrike! The Workers' Rights Tour


Event Details

Take a guided tour of the historic Washburn A Mill to discover the dramatic story of work and labor in Minneapolis from the 19th century to today. Hear how activists improved the lives of workers in the mills and related industries and how management responded by creating anti-union policies and groups like Citizens’ Alliance.

Explore how labor was divided across race, class, and gender lines and the role of organized labor today. Learn about the 1903 and 1917 flour milling strikes, the Truckers’ Strike of 1934, and the life and career of Nellie Stone Johnson, a union organizer and the first African American elected to citywide office in Minneapolis.

This tour includes about 1 mile of moderately paced walking on uneven surfaces. Please call ahead to make arrangements for guests with limited mobility.


(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST


Mill City Museum

704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55407


Minnesota Historical Society 345 W. Kellogg Blvd. St. Paul, MN 55102