September 9, 2011

Celebrate The Harvest Season

To help the family understand how foods were processed 100 years ago, or to understand where electricity got started, taking a mill tour may be just what you need! There are two such mills in Washtenaw County where families can learn such things. At Parker Mill, families will learn how the Parker family used waterpower to grind flour, turn a lathe, and run other machines. While the Sharon Mill, part of the Ford legacy offers a better understanding of how electrical power was produced.

Both Parker and Sharon Mills will be running free programs at several times throughout September and October. Take your family, child's class or scout troop - It's fun and free education for all! Take a picnic lunch and your camera, both places offer exceptional scenery to enjoy as well.

A free Parker Mill grist mill tour is a
great way to understand how food
was processed.
Parker Mill Tours
(4650 Geddes Rd., Ann Arbor)
Open 1:00-5:00 p.m. with formal tours at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
September 11, 18, & 25
October 2, 9, 16, & 23

Sharon Mills
(4650 Geddes Rd., Ann Arbor)
Open 1:00-4:00 p.m.
September 11 & 18
October 9 & 23
Group tours are also available by appointment May through October (734) 971-6337 x 334.

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