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Peirce Mill tours and mill demonstrations
July 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 Gravity, Gears and Grains
During this family tour you will learn how Peirce Mill is powered without electricity and the importance of locating near Rock Creek. You will experience the difference between grinding corn by hand using a mortar and pestle and the use of large grinding stones. You will watch as gravity and gears move the waterwheel and the grinding stone to produce cornmeal.
1:00 Historic Preservation
Join local preservationist Steve Ortado as he takes you through the 10 year restoration of Peirce Mill. Walk through the mill as you learn about the reconstruction of the water wheel, renovation of the barrel hoist, and on-going preservation of the last remaining mill on Rock Creek.