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The Story Begins: Grist Mill Turns 200, Spring Mill State Park
Start Date: 5/7/2017
End Date: 5/7/2017
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Event Description:
Step back in time to learn about the history of our 200 year old gristmill!
  • 11am: Leather Crafting - Stop by the leather shop and make your own leather craft to understand the importance of leather in the history of Spring Mill.
  • 11:30am: Sawmill Demonstration - Learn how lumber was produced!
  • 12:30pm: Hike to the Cave - The water from the spring is the reason the mill was built here 200 years ago! Meet Wyatt at the mill steps.
  • 1:30pm: Blacksmithing - Learn how a blacksmith made the necessary tools in the Blacksmith Shop.
  • 3:30pm: Make a Rag Doll - Children's toys were handmade 200 years ago! Make your own rag doll at the Weaver's Cabin.
  • 4pm: Last Grind of the Day - Watch the gristmill grind corn into cornmeal. Mill closes at 4:30, buildings close at 5.
Location Information:
Spring Mill State Park  (View Map)
3333 State Road 60 East
Mitchell, IN 47446
Phone: (812) 849-3534
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State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
  • Agency Name:
  • Natural Resources, Department of

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