Category Archives: Historic Yates Mill County Park

September Events at Historic Yates Mill County Park

Historic Yates Mill County ParkHistoric Yates Mill
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675

 

8th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration
Saturday, September 21, 2013
11:00am – 3:00pm
All Ages
Free

This family-oriented event includes costumed corn-grinding tours of Yates Mill, a fun children’s scavenger hunt activity, live music and dance, story-tellers, community displays, hand-craft demonstrations and sales, antique vehicles, farm tool displays, food vendors, and much more!

Yates By Night
Friday, September 27, 2013
7:30pm – 8:30pm
All Ages
Free (Preregistration Required)

Discover the night world with your family and take a guided walk outdoors with a park naturalist. Walking after dark with children is a whole different experience that stimulates all our senses when everything is quiet and goes to sleep-or wakes up.

Please confirm all events with venue before attending.

July 2013 at Historic Yates Mill

Historic Yates MillHistoric Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675

Home-School Day:  Fantastic Foodies! Adventures at the Family Table
Monday, July 1, 2013
10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 8 – 14
$8/Child (
Pre-registration Required)

From the Carolinas to the Ivory Coast, families all over the
world come together around the dinner table. Pull up a chair
at Yates’ and explore food traditions from around the globe.
Make a self-portrait inspired by famous Renaissance food
artist, Giuseppe Archimboldo, before taking a fantastic foodie
mill tour!  Includes mill tour.

Mill Heritage and Local History Tours
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Sundays, July 7,14 & 28
2:00pm – 3:00pm
All Ages
$3/Child (6 & Under Free), $5/Adult, $4/Senior (Pre-registration Encouraged)

Discover Historic Yates Mill – a place of business, community, and exciting local history! Explore the inner workings of the mill itself and witness the power of water as it turns the milling machinery. Most appropriate for ages 7 & older.

Little Historians:  Yankee Doodle Dandy
Friday, July 5, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 5 – 7
$4/Child (Pre-Registration Required)

Follow up your July 4th celebration with a fun dose of
history. Learn about the American Revolution through a
whimsical story set to the popular tune of Yankee
Doodle, where mice, rabbits, and other woodland
creatures bring to life the era’s important events.

Saturdays at the Old Mill Tours
Saturday July. 6, 13 & 27
1:00 – 3:00 pm (Tour Every 1/2 Hour)
All Ages
$3/Child (6 & Under Free), $5/Adult, $4/Senior

Join us for a half-hour guided tour to view the historic mill’s main power drive and milling machinery, and explore aspects of the mill’s history and preservation.

Summer Sightings Family Hike
Saturday, July 6, 2013
8:30am – 9:30 am
All Ages
$5/Family (Pre-Registration Required)

Head out with the whole family for a wild expedition into
the wet and wooded lands surrounding Yates Mill Pond.
Explore the park using binoculars and other field guides,
and search for summer-time wildlife with a naturalist.

Little Sprouts:  Build a Beaver
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages 3 – 5 with Accompanying Adult
$4/Child (Pre-Registration Required)

B is for busy beavers! Learn what beavers
look like by looking at real tracks, skulls
and a pelt! Build a dam and walk to the
boardwalk, then use our binoculars to spy
on a real beaver dam!

Corn Milling Demonstrations
Saturday, July 20, 2013 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday, July 21, 2013 @ 1:00pm – 4:00pm
All Ages
$3/Child (6 & Under Free), $5/Adult, $4/Senior (Pre-registration Encouraged)

Yates Mill’s full corn grinding operation is demonstrated on the third
weekend of each month from March through November and can be
viewed by taking a half-hour corn grinding tour with a costumed guide.

It`s 1863 at Yates Mill, and the yard is alive with activity! Step back
in time with our 19th century costumed interpreters and watch the
millstones at work grinding corn into meal. Tours are not available between 12-1 pm
and the last tour of the day begins at 3:40 pm.

Chill Out:  The History of Ice Manufacturing
Saturday, July 20, 2013
1:00pm – 4:00 pm
All Ages
Free

Cool summer treats like ice cream, snow cones, and
popsicles all have one thing in common. Ice! Valued
around the world for its cooling purposes for thousands
of years, it was first harvested as a saleable commodity
in the United States in the early 1800s. Explore the
history of this often overlooked essential ingredient
and try your hand at ice bowling.

Summer Camp:  Young Farmers
Monday, July 22, 2013 – Thursday, July 25, 2013
9:00am – 4:00pm
Ages 7 – 9
$126/Child (Pre-Registration Required)

2 days at Historic Oak View and
2 days at Historic Yates Mill

Experience the wonders of agriculture and learn
about different aspects of the farm, from animals
to vegetables to bugs in the soil. Explore food
production and the connections between farms and
the natural environment. Participate in fun games,
songs and crafts, and spend time enjoying the
outdoors.

Paddle the Pond – Canoeing
Saturdays, July 27, 2013 @ 9:00am – 10:00am and 10:30 am – 11:30am
Sundays, July 28, 2013 @11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 6+ with Accompanying Adult
$10/Canoe (Pre-Registration Required)

See Yates Mill Pond from the water! Canoes, paddles, life
jackets and basic instruction provided.

Family Fishing Fun
Saturdays, July 28, 2013
1:00pm -2:00 pm
Ages 5+ with Accompanying Adult
$5/Family or $3/Person (Pre-Registration Required)

Come out to the millpond and fish the old fashioned way!
Cane pole, tackle, bait and basic instruction provided. Bring your own luck and patience!

Please confirm all events with the venue before attending.

 

June 2013 Classes at Historic Yates Mill

Historic Yates MillHistoric Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-856-6675

Family Feature:  A Side of History – Mapping North Carolina
Saturday, June 1, 2013
1:00pm – 2:30pm
All Ages
$5/Family or $3/Person (Preregistration Required)

 

Maps are amazing! They can tell us so many important things about where we live and where we need to go. But maps also have secrets if you can learn how to identify them. Explore historical maps from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Special Collection, make your own map of the mill pond, and then put your newfound knowledge to the test with an orienteering challenge.

Homeschool Day:  The Little Red Hen
Monday, June 3, 2013
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Ages 7 – 10
$6/Child (Preregistration Required)

Get excited about adventures in baking.  Join the Little Red Hen as she grinds wheat, visits the mill and collects ingredients for a special surprise! This program includes a visit inside the mill, story-time and a craft.  

Little Historians:  Flour Sack Clothing – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Friday, June 7, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm
Ages 5 – 7 (Preregistration Required)
$4/Child

Hard times during the Great Depression meant everybody in North Carolina had to find creative ways to make do and get by. Flour, sugar, seeds, animal feed, and many other things came in cloth bags, so many women saved the pretty printed fabric to make curtains, towels, and even clothes or quilts. Share with us all the ways you like to reduce, reuse and recycle and print your own apron to take home.  For ages 5-7; $4/Child (or $10 for 3 LH programs).  Pre-registration is required.

Art In Nature Summer Camp
Monday, June 17, 2013 – Friday, June 21, 2013
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Ages 9 – 12
$158/Child (Preregistration required)

Explore nature through art during this 5-day hands-on camp. The beautiful mill pond provides the perfect setting for creative kids to explore the beauty in nature and to participate in a variety of artistic field explorations.
Yates Mill’s camps offer your child hands-on history and nature activities including tours of the old mill, visits with live animals, hikes, crafts, games, and more. Each day offers a different theme. There will be 2 adult staff with the kids at all times. Kids bring their own lunch. Camp size is limited, so sign up early!