Wide Angle Wednesdays
From Pre-History to Peirce Mill
For more than 100,000 years, human beings have been eating grass seeds, or grains. Two hundredyears ago, Isaac Peirce built a mill along Rock Creek, using a revolutionary system invented by Oliver Evans to grind grain into flour. What happened in between? Explore the fascinating global history of milling with Angela Kramer from the Friends of Peirce Mill. Discover how milling evolved, from crushing seeds with a rock to the 19th-century mills of Washington, DC.
Proceeds from this program will be donated to the Friends of Peirce Mill. Please join us to support this D.C. history non-profit!