Grist Mill Demon­stra­tion Day

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Take a field trip through time to Mor­ris Ar­bore­tum’s Grist Mill Demon­stra­tion Day at Bloom­field Farm (across the street from gar­den’s main en­trance) Aug. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Vol­un­teers will lead tours through the his­toric feed and flour mill, de­scrib­ing and demon­strat­ing the 160 year old ma­chin­ery. Vis­i­tors will en­joy watch­ing 1-ton mill­stones grind corn ker­nels and ob­serv­ing the re­fur­bished tail gate, tur­bine vane con­trols and cob crusher, trans­port and sift the ground corn to pro­duce meal. This corn­meal will be sifted, bagged and baked into muffins for vis­i­tors to sam­ple. Kids and adults may ex­pe­ri­ence grind­ing their own meal on the pedal-pow­ered mill.

This event is free ad­mis­sion, but do­na­tions are ap­pre­ci­ated.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to mor­ris­ar­bore­ or call 215-247-5777.

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