Calendar

Throughout the year, Newlin Grist Mill hosts a number of special events, ranging from family-friendly festivals to reserved-seating dinners. No matter what your interests, chances are that you will find something to love with our annual events.

For information about Newlin Grist Mill’s regular program series, click here.

You can find a full calendar of events here.

Oct
30
Sat
Bird Walk
Oct 30 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville have teamed up to explore the wonderful world of bird life.

Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.

Families and beginners are welcome for these free bird walks! A limited number of binoculars are available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. Participants should meet in front of the Visitor Center.

2021 Bird Walks:

  • March 27th, 9am
  • April 24th, 8am
  • May 29th, 8am – CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • June 26th, 8am
  • July 31st, 8am
  • August 28th, 8am
  • September 25th, 8am
  • October 30th, 8am
  • November 27th, 9am
  • December 18th, 9am

Please note: Face masks are required for participation in the program. 

History at Work
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
History at Work @ Newlin Grist Mill

Get a closer look at trades of the eighteenth century in Newlin’s “History at Work” series. Members of Newlin Grist Mill’s staff, volunteers, and outside artisans will demonstrate their crafts and talk with visitors about how different trades and skills were integral to life in colonial Pennsylvania and to the operation of Newlin Grist Mill.

In 2021, the program will take place on the last Saturday of the month from July through October, 10am-3pm. Planned demonstrations include:

  • July – Millwrighting
  • August – Soap-making
  • September – Blacksmithing
  • October – Food Preservation

“History at Work” is free and open to the public of all ages.

Demonstrations this season will not include hands-on participation and will be socially distanced for health and safety.

Nov
6
Sat
Tavern Night – SOLD OUT
Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Tavern Night - SOLD OUT @ Newlin Grist Mill

First seating: 4:30-6:30pm – SOLD OUT!
Second seating: 7:30-9:30pm – SOLD OUT!

Tavern Night is back for 2021, with a few modifications for the health of our guests. This year, we will be hosting two seatings, with a maximum number of 25 people per seating.

Tavern Night is a one-of-a-kind evening of 18th-century food, drink, and music. Participants will enjoy the warmth of the fire as they delight in a selection of flavors and aromas representative of those found in a colonial tavern.

All tavern goers will be served sample-sized courses of various foods and drink that are based on period receipts (recipes). A variety of punches, flip, and other beverages will be served along with fresh (non-alcoholic) cider. Period music, a live auction, and games will provide entertainment for the evening.

Proceeds from this fundraiser provide valuable internship opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in history, museums, archaeology, and related disciplines.

Cost: $70/person. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Tavern Night – SOLD OUT
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tavern Night - SOLD OUT @ Newlin Grist Mill

First seating: 4:30-6:30pm – SOLD OUT!
Second seating: 7:30-9:30pm – SOLD OUT!

Tavern Night is back for 2021, with a few modifications for the health of our guests. This year, we will be hosting two seatings, with a maximum number of 25 people per seating.

Tavern Night is a one-of-a-kind evening of 18th-century food, drink, and music. Participants will enjoy the warmth of the fire as they delight in a selection of flavors and aromas representative of those found in a colonial tavern.

All tavern goers will be served sample-sized courses of various foods and drink that are based on period receipts (recipes). A variety of punches, flip, and other beverages will be served along with fresh (non-alcoholic) cider. Period music, a live auction, and games will provide entertainment for the evening.

Proceeds from this fundraiser provide valuable internship opportunities for students wishing to pursue a career in history, museums, archaeology, and related disciplines.

Cost: $70/person. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Nov
14
Sun
The (Virtual) Newlin Series – “Making Ends Meet: Working Women in the 18th Century”
Nov 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us for our annual series in which we explore different aspects of Newlin Grist Mill’s unique historical and environmental resources. Get an in-depth look at the site with special programs from both Newlin staff and outside presenters.

Sponsored by Team Toyota, our 2021 Newlin Series focuses on the history of women & work. Like last year’s series, it will be offered virtually via Zoom. Visit The Newlin Series page for the full slate of presentations.

 


This program will be a discussion focused on women in industry in the 18th and early 19th centuries by Amanda Doggett. She will also cover challenges facing women in traditional industries today, as well as the difficulties of researching women’s history in general.

Amanda Doggett is an Apprentice Joiner at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her research focus outside of traditional woodworking includes women’s industrial history, the African and African-Virginian experience in Virginia, as well as gender and sexual history. Amanda is a Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association of Interpretation and passionate about inclusive and dynamic public history. In her free time, Amanda enjoys running and spending time with her coonhound Chuck.

Nov
25
Thu
Thanksgiving – SITE CLOSED
Nov 25 all-day
Nov
27
Sat
Bird Walk
Nov 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville have teamed up to explore the wonderful world of bird life.

Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.

Families and beginners are welcome for these free bird walks! A limited number of binoculars are available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. Participants should meet in front of the Visitor Center.

2021 Bird Walks:

  • March 27th, 9am
  • April 24th, 8am
  • May 29th, 8am
  • June 26th, 8am
  • July 31st, 8am
  • August 28th, 8am
  • September 25th, 8am
  • October 30th, 8am
  • November 27th, 9am
  • December 18th, 9am

Please note: Face masks are required for participation in the program. 

Dec
18
Sat
Bird Walk
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird Walk @ Newlin Grist Mill

Newlin Grist Mill and Wild Birds Unlimited-Concordville have teamed up to explore the wonderful world of bird life.

Join us for monthly naturalist-led walks through the 160-acre park at Newlin Grist Mill. We will meet year-round residents, visit exciting migrants, and learn the basics of bird identification and biology.

Families and beginners are welcome for these free bird walks! A limited number of binoculars are available for use, but participants are encouraged to bring their own if they have them. Participants should meet in front of the Visitor Center.

2021 Bird Walks:

  • March 27th, 9am
  • April 24th, 8am
  • May 29th, 8am
  • June 26th, 8am
  • July 31st, 8am
  • August 28th, 8am
  • September 25th, 8am
  • October 30th, 8am
  • November 27th, 9am
  • December 18th, 9am

Please note: Face masks are required for participation in the program. 

Dec
25
Sat
Christmas Day – SITE CLOSED
Dec 25 all-day

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Please Note:

The back parking lot will be CLOSED

the week of October 25th for bridge repairs.

We apologize for the inconvenience

and thank you for your patience!