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March is Women's History Month at Mill City Museum

February 5, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. , Feb. 5 -- The Minnesota Historical Society issued the following news release: Mill City Museum honors Women's History Month with a family day program, plus, bakers take on a baking challenge and demonstrate scratch versus commercial mixes this March. All programs are included with museum admission. Baking Memories: Mill City Bake-Off Challenge Date: Saturday, March 8 Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. demonstrations and tasting at 2 p.m. Cost: Included with museum admission In this "test kitchen" style experiment, guests will choose the ingredients from the Pillsbury Bake-Off official list of qualifying ingredients. Then an adventurous staff member will try to create a "winning recipe." Visitors can see and taste the new recipe to judge if it has the qualities needed to be a winner. Learn about the 45-year history of the Pillsbury Bake-Off and sample a real Bake-Off winning recipe. Women of Mill City Family Day Date: Saturday, March 22 Time: 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: Included with museum admission Celebrate Women's History Month with performances by four Mill City Museum History Players and a series of family activities. Families can enjoy portrayals throughout the day of women in Minneapolis and the region in the 19th and 20th centuries. Visitors can also take a short quiz to discover which "women's work" of the 18th and 19th centuries would suit them best and try their hand at the "Piecework Challenge," testing their speed against 19th century work standards. Baking Memories: Scratch vs. Mix Brownies Date: Sunday, March 30 Time: 2 p.m. Cost: Included with museum admission See how history is revealed in food in the Baking Lab . Museum staff demonstrate making brownies from scratch versus a mix and share the history of the development of baking mixes. Visitors will be able to taste the results and vote on their favorite, learn home baking tips and take home a copy of the recipe. Also, visitors can take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Washburn A Mill on Saturday, March 1 and Saturday, March 15 . More information can be found online. ( ) Mill City Museum Built within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill , a National Historic Landmark, the award-winning Mill City Museum chronicles the flour milling industry that fueled the growth of Minneapolis . The story comes to life through the eight-story Flour Tower , Water Lab , Baking Lab and other hands-on exhibits. The museum is located at 704 S. Second St. in Minneapolis . Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays . The site is also open Mondays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in July and August. For more information, call 612-341-7555 or visit . The Society's calendar of events is posted online at . The website also has information about all of the Society's programs, museums and historic sites. TNS 24HariCha-140205-30FurigayJane-4626393 30FurigayJane

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