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Demonstrations and tours at Peirce Mill
October 10, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 24, 2015
Peirce Mill demonstrates the mill and offers tours and lectures on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month through October.
October 10th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A full day of music, hands on craft demonstrations, children’s games, food and more.
Book Talk at 1 p.m.: Steve Dryden author of “Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation’s Capital”
1:30 p.m. Heritage Day Tour: The Rise and Fall of Peirce Plantation
We all recognize the names Rockefeller, Kennedy and Mellon but to those living in 19thcentury Washington the Peirces, Shoemakers and Carberys were also well-known local squires due to their landholdings and social prominence. During this tour you will see all of the existing buildings that were part of the Pierce Plantation, which in addition to the mill includes the springhouse, still house, “Cloverdale” family residence, and carriage house. You’ll hear the story of the Peirce/Shoemaker clan’s Quaker roots, their transformation into Southern slaveholders, and the family’s continued business presence in today’s Washington area. The tour will be conducted by Steve Dryden, author of Peirce Mill: Two Hundred Years in the Nation’s Capital.
Mill open 10:00-4:00, final day for mill running 11:00-2:00
No special tours but there will be volunteers on hand to lead tours and answer questions.