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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.

Heritage Day is October 10

Dr. Stonestreet, a 19th-century "primary care physician" embodied by Corky Hickey of the Montgomery County Historical Society, will head up the list of attractions at the millís Heritage Day on October 10. Dr. S, based on a real Rockville practitioner, explains the gruesome medical procedures in the good old days before effective anesthesia and antibiotics. Also on that day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: music by local fiddler Kate Saylor and friends, demonstrations of the antique apple press, a blacksmith, stone wall building and a pork roast cooked over an open flame. Food truck will be on site. Hope to see you there!!

Work Begins on Barrel Hoist Restoration

The first phase has been completed! The restoration of the water-powered hoisting mechanism (it moved barrels and sacks of flour between floors during the mill's commercial operation) began with the installation of a trap door on the first floor. We're excited to be working on a project that will activate another part of the mill's amazing array of animated machinery.

Mill Stays Open Through November

The mill remains open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, until the end of October. In November the mill is only open Saturdays and Sundays. The last demonstration this year of corn grinding on the mill stones will take place October 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Last Updated Oct. 2008