If you’re into history, museums and Indiana Jones the Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills will help you unearth some amazing arti-FACTS this month!

Dig up a little fun, knowledge and maybe even a little piece of Grist Mill history on Saturday, May 19th from 10am to 3pm.
On-site dig at the Newlin Grist Mill, photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
This is one of the Mill's monthly programs called Public Archaeology Days, where volunteers are invited to assist their professional archaeologists with site excavation, artifact screening and care. Public Archaeology Days currently center on the tailrace of the 1704 Grist Mill and the Archive, formerly a mid-eighteenth century general store. No registration is required and it is free to the public. All ages welcome.

Then get out of the dirt and 'inside a museum' on Tuesday night, May 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30pm at the Rachel Kohl Library
Demonstrating Colonial carpentry skills, Rich Schuman
uses a spring pole lathe to make wooden spoons and
bowls as they did in the 18th Century.
Photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
If you've ever wondered how museums gather information, this is a behind the scenes look at the methods and tools employed by museum professionals to learn about our past.  This Inside the Museum: In Search of a Colonial Mill event is presented by Newlin's Director, Tony Shahan, and is just one in a series of "Inside the Museum" events held throughout the year.

And don't miss The Grist Mill's hands-on workshop, titled History at Work: "Cooperage" (which is barrel and tub making) on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 3pm at the Park.  
In the 18th Century, many of us would have been farmers, millers, blacksmiths, brick-makers, carpenters, shoemakers, printers, and milliners (the fashionistas of their day).

Brick-making, 18th Century style...photo by Stephanie Ann Farra
Learn more about these and other trades of the eighteenth century when you attend their monthly  “History at Work” Series, presented on the last Saturday of every month. 
Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in Colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill.

The Newlin Grist Mill and the surrounding 160-acre park is a place for exploration of both history and the environment. With its working grist mill, programs, and nature trails, the Newlin Grist Mill is where Learning Is Fun! Whether you are involved in preservation, education, outdoor recreation, or just relaxing, there is something for you.

The Archeology Day photo and 18th CENTURY TRADE PHOTOS were taken by Stephanie Ann Farra, a volunteer at the Grist Mill.  Check out more trade photos on her blog at World Turn'd Down History Blog

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
Newlin Grist Mill Park
219 Cheyney Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342