Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project: Interview with Nina Archabal
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nina Archabal was executive director of the Minnesota Historical Society at the time of the interview. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Establishing the St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board; the Minnesota Historical Society's involvement in Minneapolis riverfront revival, including the re-opening of the Stone Arch Bridge; the fire at the Washburn Mill and the preservation of the ruins; developing and building the Mill City Museum. Nina Archabal arrived in Minnesota in 1965, just as riverfront milling had shut down. Beginning in the 1980s, John Wood and others at the MHS voiced concerns about the preservation of the St. Anthony Falls Historic District and its three landmarks - the Washburn Crosby Mill, Pillsbury A Mill and Stone Arch Bridge. The St. Anthony Falls Heritage Board was established in 1988 to bring the myriad entities involved in the riverfront together and to give history a seat at the table. The board spearheaded the opening of the Stone Arch Bridge as a pedestrian/bicycle route, interpreted history along a riverfront trail, and, eventually, told the history of milling in the Mill City Museum.
9 pages transcript
Content Category: text
30 minutes length
Interviewer: Mack, Linda
Interviewee: Archabal, Nina Marchetti
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
There is no audio for this interview.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 117.2 (Library Call Number)
AV2009.52.2 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Collection Finding Aid
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minneapolis Riverfront Redevelopment Oral History Project'