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Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Peirce Mill re-opened as an educational historic site in October, 2011. The $3 million restoration campaign was led by the Friends of Peirce Mill, the non-profit partner of the National Park Service.


FALL EVENTS

Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.:

Rock Creek Park Day will be held this year at Peirce Mill. The mill will grind corn, and there will be demonstrations of old-time skills such as log hewing and dry stone wall construction. Also—live bluegrass music, children's games, and food trucks!

Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.:

Watch heritage open hearth cooking including fruit turnovers that are prepared in a skillet. Try your hand at the hand-cranked press, making cider the old-fashioned way. Games for children, tours of the mill, and videos on mill history and 19th century bread making. Mill will be grinding corn.

Saturday, Oct 18:

Casey Trees volunteers will plant the demonstration historic Peirce Orchard behind the barn, and dozens of native trees in adjacent area cleared of invasive plants.

Early November: Mill closes for the season.


Snapping Turtle

Friends of Peirce Mill board member Kurt Luginbyhl with snapping turtle he netted from the tailrace and returned to a more expansive habitat in creek.

New Roof

Workers put a new wood shingle roof on the Peirce springhouse in September.

 
bread-making video
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Last Updated Oct. 2008