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From Pre-History to Peirce Mill: A Virtual Talk with Washington Walks
November 18, 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM| $10
For more than 100,000 years, human beings have been eating grass seeds, or grains. Two hundred years ago, Isaac Peirce built a mill along Rock Creek, using a revolutionary system invented by Oliver Evans to grind grain into flour. What happened in between? Explore the fascinating global history of milling with Angela Kramer from the Friends of Peirce Mill. Discover how milling evolved, from crushing seeds with a rock to the 19th-century mills of Washington, DC.