Conference Reception

Tuesday, October 2
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Mill City Museum
704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55401

An architectural showpiece on the Mississippi Riverfront, Minneapolis’ Mill City Museum rises eight stories within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, a national historic landmark that was once the country’s largest flour mill.

Your Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) conference admission gains you access to the museum’s award-winning exhibits which intertwine the history of the flour industry, the Mississippi River, and the city of Minneapolis. Highlights include an eight-story elevator tour back in time, a screening of Minneapolis in 19 Minutes Flat!, a baking lab filled with delicious aromas, and a water lab demonstrating the power of the mighty St. Anthony Falls. The museum’s gift store, Mill Ruins Park, and observation deck with stunning views of downtown Minneapolis will also be open to ESC conference attendees.

Getting There

The Mill City Museum is approximately one mile from the Minneapolis Marriot City Center, a scenic walk through historic parts of downtown Minneapolis. Conference attendees are free to walk to the museum on their own or take advantage of the coordinated options below.

Guided Walking Tours

University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students will offer guided walking tours of downtown Minneapolis to the Mill City Museum departing the hotel lobby (5th floor) at 6 p.m.

Bus Shuttle Service 

Bus shuttles to and from the museum will run every 30 minutes beginning at 5:45 through 10:15 p.m. Bus shuttles will depart from the hotel’s ground floor Seventh Street entrance.

For detailed directions, please refer to the map of downtown Minneapolis in your conference bag.