Morris Arboretum’s Springfield Mills Opening Day Celebration
On Sunday, May 20 from 1-4pm, Morris Arboretum hosts the first Grist Mill Demonstration Day of the season at Bloomfield Farm (across the street from garden’s main entrance). Springfield Mills, a historic feed and flour mill situated along the Wissahickon Creek, has been carefully restored and made operational once again by a dedicated group of volunteers.
Visit this 19th century mill to watch one-ton millstones grind corn kernels, and observe 160 year old machinery that includes the refurbished tail gate, turbine vane controls and cob crusher, transport and sift the ground corn to produce meal. This cornmeal is being sifted, bagged and baked into muffins for visitors to sample. Kids and adults will enjoy grinding their own meal on the pedal powered mill.
Come and explore revolutionary technology, local history and a beautiful setting. Bring a picnic and relax to the acoustic chamber jazz sounds of local musician Jack Saint Clair and his trio.
This event is free admission, but donations are appreciated. For general information about Morris Arboretum, go towww.morrisarboretum.org, or call 215-247-5777.
Photo Credit: Bob Gutowski