Programs

We offer regular programs and events that explore the unique history and environment of Newlin Grist Mill. Whether you bring your family or come alone, and whether you want to bird watch or see the waterwheel turn, we have enriching & entertaining activities for all ages and interests.

Bird Walks

We have a high diversity of bird species in the Park, both seasonal and year-round. Newlin Grist Mill has partnered with Wild Birds Unlimited to host monthly bird walks onsite the last Saturday of each month.

Blacksmithing Classes

If you would like to try your hand at blacksmithing, we have a series of classes for you! Participants will learn skills like drawing, twisting, and upsetting metal while making hooks, nails, scrollwork, and a spoon over the course of four separate sessions.

Habitat Stewards

Help us make our park a better place for wildlife and people! The Habitat Stewards group meets once a month to work on outdoor tasks related habitat restoration and species conservation.

Happy Hours

Deer Creek Malthouse will be at the park for weekly pop-up happy hours. Stop by the Log Cabin to enjoy some drinks, play games, and relax by the creek with friends. A great way to unwind after work or a walk in the park!

Kitchen Encounters

Join us on selected Saturdays as we demonstrate and explore historic cooking and foodways! We’ll be using the recently restored 1739 Trimble House Kitchen, as well as the reconstructed Bake Oven behind the Miller’s House.

Pop-Up Naturalist

The Pop-Up Naturalist is a self-guided program, ongoing from April through October. Visitors to the Park can check out our signage with fun facts, self-guided nature explorations, and exciting challenges!

Public Archaeology

Regular Public Archaeology days at Newlin Grist Mill give visitors a chance to get involved with the history beneath their feet! Ongoing excavations help us understand the history of the site while involving the public.

Newlin at Night: “Moth Mania!”

Saturday, July 20th at 8pm
Explore nocturnal life in the park! Learn how we use light traps to attract moths for research projects and become familiar with some of our nocturnal frequent fliers. This event aims to collect data that will help us determine what species live in the park, while teaching visitors about the buzzing night life in the park. Free. Meet beside the Log Cabin. Don’t forget a lawn chair or a blanket!

The Newlin Series

The theme for this speaker series changes each year and explores different topics related to Newlin Grist Mill’s unique historical and environmental resources. Featured speakers may include a variety of outside presenters, as well as NGM staff.

Tales on Trails

Get your child excited about reading while enjoying the outdoors! Stroll along our Millrace Trail and read along with a picture book as you go. Featured books will rotate throughout the year.

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