The technology in the 1800s looked a lot different than what we enjoy today. See what was considered high-tech in the 19th century by watching a grain grinding demonstration at Colvin Run Mill.
The miller will be hard at work on Sunday, May 7 and May 21, 2017, from noon to 3 p.m. Watch grain turn to flour the old-fashioned way. Demonstrations are conducted conditions permitting, so call the site to confirm. No reservations are required.
To tour the mill and see the grinding demonstration, the cost is $7 for adults, $6 for students 16 and older with ID, and $5 for children and seniors.
The first Sunday in May, a blacksmith will also be at Colvin Run to provide a free demonstration of old-fashioned blacksmithing work. See him fire up his forge and work with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. The demonstration runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No reservations are required.
Grinding and blacksmithing demonstrations are conducted at Colvin Run throughout the spring and summer. Colvin Run Mill is located at 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls, Va. For more information, call 703-759-2771 or visit Colvin Run Mill.