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Experiencing History at Colvin Run Mill - Source Connection news papers

Posted on Aug 08,2017
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Tom Milton, Fairfax County Park Authority volunteer, pours the wheat as part of the demonstration. Photo by Maggie Giordano

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By Maggie Giordano

GREAT FALLS - The Colvin Run Mill has hosted recurring weekend programs throughout the months of June, July and August. It is located at 10017 Colvin Run Road and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On the first and third Sundays of those months, they have offered grain grinding demonstrations from noon to 3 p.m. The tour is $7 for adults, $6 for students 16 or older, and $5 for children and seniors.

They have also offered woodcarving lessons with the Northern Virginia Carvers on the first and third Sunday of each month as well. Free lessons are offered to the public of ages 12 and up from noon to 4 p.m. Community members who partake are only charged for the wood blanks used for carving. Blacksmithing demonstrations were held on June 4, 18, and July 2. They were at no charge. These educational events are carried into the fall months as well.

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