Local museums and historical sites that are viewed by appointment only will welcome guests this Saturday. Stop by for a tour or a visit on Saturday, July 29, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Step inside history at the Holland Grist Mill on East Highway 12 at 4th Avenue and Flynn Drive. Built as a working mill by English settler Henry Holland in 1884, it stands 44 feet high and is fitted with four sails. The mill ground grain and sawed lumber for the Milbank area residents until 1907. Most American mills were water-powered, but Milbank’s mill took advantage of South Dakota’s prairie winds. The iconic landmark was completely reconstructed in 2009 and its mechanisms are again fully operational.
The Grant County Historical Museum is housed in the former Carnegie Public Library at the intersection of Third Avenue and South Third Street in downtown Milbank. Explore the Grant County Historical Society’s collection of local artifacts.
The Dolen-Justice Museum at 303 East Third Avenue highlights local residents and features an Ice Age exhibition.
Show the kids what it was like to attend school nearly 150 years ago at the Amsden Country School. The one-room schoolhouse, built in 1876, was moved to Third Avenue in downtown Milbank. Then step next door to see the historical home. The house, constructed in the 1880s, featured the newest luxury– an indoor toilet.