Colvin Run Mill Tour

(All Ages) Enjoy a tour of historic Colvin Run Mill Built c.1811. The Mill is a tribute to industrial and mechanical innovation, and to the working people who made it happen. You will learn the importance of the Mill to the multifaceted, surrounding community. Explore why our operational, water-powered gristmill is a prime example of how people, technology, and society rely upon each other for survival and success. You will see how the miller continues to make flour and cornmeal today. The tour covers the main grinding floor and the basement, including the gear pit. This tour is ADA compliant. Private tours available upon request. Please contact the site for details. Grain products ground at the Mill are available for purchase in our General Store year round!


All-American Girl: Living Dolls Camp (4-8 yrs.)

(4-8 yrs.) Pack up your favorite doll and experience the life of an American girl growing up in different eras in history. Bring these times to life with your doll through activities, costumes, crafts and themed games in a beautiful historic setting. Each week offers different time periods. Bring snack and drink. No camp July 5. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


BGS-Bugs Naturalist

Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details. This title allows online group registration.


Camp Colvin (8-12 yrs)

(8-12 yrs.) Discover what it was like to grow up in the past. Explore history through simple recipes, heritage crafts and games. Make food the way your ancestors did and be entertained with historical games and crafts as you become a time-traveler through history! Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Colvin Run Behind the Scenes

(All Ages) This 4-flour tour of the mill takes you behind the scenes at Colvin Run Mill and lets you see the upper two floors that are not part of the standard tour. While onsite, explore the self-guided exhibit at the miller's house and visit the general store. Please note that the top two floors of the mill are not ADA accessible. Tour tickets available online.


Cooking & Crafts Camp (5-9yrs)

(5-9 yrs.) Creatively experience history through simple recipes, heritage crafts and games. Make food the way great grandma did, hand crank home-made ice cream, churn your own delicious butter and cook over a fire to make biscuits and other yummy snacks. Learn how to make paper, candles and how to weave. Prepare foods from our history to enjoy with lunch and be entertained with historical games and crafts. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Cooking & Crafts Camp (8-12 yrs)

Creatively experience history through simple recipes, heritage crafts and games. Make food the way great grandma did, hand crank home-made ice cream, churn your own delicious butter and cook over a fire to make biscuits and other yummy snacks. Learn how to make paper, candles and how to weave. Prepare foods from our history to enjoy with lunch and be entertained with historical games and crafts. No camp June 20. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Fashion Design Sewing Camp I & II (8-12 yrs.)

(8-12 yrs.) Boys & girls learn how fashion design works and how clothing lines are created. Campers will learn fashion sketching plus basic hand and machine techniques to create a dress for an 18” doll and fun jewelry. Campers who have already taken this camp will work on a clear tote bag. A supply fee of $35 is due on the first day (covers a personal sewing kit, fabric, patterns and notions). No camp June 20 and July 4. Once registered, download camp forms from website.


Father’s Day Grind

(All Ages) Bring Dad or Grandad out to see and hear 19th century technology at work. The miller will be grinding, conditions permitting. Please call the site to confirm. Free admission for Fathers and Grandfathers.


Ice Cream and Games at the Mill

(3-Adult) Enjoy a summer afternoon like the miller's family did in the 1800s. Churn and Eat ice cream. Play with historic games and toys, then make a toy to take home.


JGS-Flowers

Satisfies most of the requirements to earn the badge. See site’s website for details. This title allows online group registration.


Simple Machines - Work and Play

(4-10 yrs.) There are 6 Simple Machines that operate alone or together to make work easier. Come experiment with wheels and axles, levers, inclined planes, pulleys, wedges and screws for a morning of fun work!


Water, Water Everywhere

(5-Adult) Water was and is essential to the people and animals of Colvin Run. Discover the animals that live in and around the mill pond, watch water turn the giant wheel to power the mill, help wash clothes like it's 1880, and have a glass of lemonade.


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