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Join the National Park Service and the Friends of Peirce Mill on Saturday, October 10, starting at 10:00am  for video premieres on Facebook.

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10:00  Learn About Our New Peirce Mill Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Click here to download our new scavenger hunt in English or Spanish, then head down to Rock Creek Park with your family!

11:00 See All Four Floors of Peirce Mill

Peirce Mill was built almost 200 years ago, using Oliver Evans’ revolutionary milling system. Elevators moved grain and flour between special machines that could clean, grind, dry, and sift.  In 2011, the Friends of Peirce Mill and the National Park Service worked together to repair the waterwheel and millstones. Now we’re restoring the rest of the building!  Join us for a virtual tour of all four floors of Peirce Mill, and learn more about this 19th-century mechanical marvel.

Noon Learn What a Corn Sheller Does

Watch the sheller remove corn from the cob in slow motion!

1:00 See the Rope Maker in Action

Ever heard of a rope walk? FOPM president Nate Marzoli shows how this common product was once made.  Then try a similar activity at home!

2:00 Tour the Orchard at Peirce Mill

Orchardist Tim Makepeace leads this virtual tour. Discover the history of Peirce orchard, and the apples that grow there.Then head down to Rock Creek Park to explore the orchard yourself! The orchard is free and open to all. Just be kind to the plants and insects that live in the orchard, and please remember to close the gate behind you.