Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

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August 7, 2015 Susan Crane (215) 247-5777 x121

History Comes Alive at Morris Arboretum!

On Sunday, August 16 from 1-4pm, Morris Arboretum hosts Grist Mill Demonstration Day at Bloomfield Farm (across the street from garden’s main entrance). Springfield Mills, a historic creek-side flour mill, 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 transport and sift the ground corn to produce meal. This same process will be used to ground flour, which will be added to the ingredients to bake muffins on site. Kids and adults will enjoy grinding their own flour on the pedal powered mill. Free admission. Donations appreciated. For general information about Morris Arboretum, go to, or call 215-247-5777.