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Photo Credit: Carolyn Clement

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania


September 8, 2015 Susan Crane (215) 247-5777 x121

History Comes Alive at Morris Arboretum’s Grist Mill Day!

On Sunday, September 20, 1-4pm, Morris Arboretum hosts Grist Mill Demonstration Day at Bloomfield Farm (across the street from garden’s main entrance). Families and history buffs alike will enjoy a visual narrative of the social, economic and technological role mills played in food production in the 19th century. Springfield Mills, one of the Arboretum’s oldest architectural features, has been carefully restored and made operational again by a group of dedicated volunteers. Watch one-ton millstones grind corn and wheat kernels. Observe 160 year old machinery transport and sift the grind to produce meal and flour that will be added to the ingredients to bake muffins on site. Kids and adults, including Elliott & Jon Boyd pictured here, will have the opportunity to grind flour on the pedal powered mill. Free admission. Donations appreciated. For general information about Morris Arboretum, go to, or call 215-247-5777.

Marie M. Ingegneri

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Marketing Coordinator

100 E. Northwestern Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118

215-247-5777, ext. 181