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GRIST From the Mill Volume 8: Issue 1

Spring/Summer 2014

A publication of the Newlin Grist Mill

Study Brings Mill History into the Light

In 2013, Newlin Grist Mill (NGM) initiated a comprehensive study of its source of water power, a character defining feature of a mill site. Its design connects the mill to its geography and determines the amount of power available to operate machinery. It captures, regulates, and delivers water to and from the mill. This study is being undertaken to better understand this important feature and its relationship to the history of the NGM historic district. The study began in December with an investigation of the tailrace. The tailrace is the canal or channel that carries water away from the water wheel after the power has been generated. The NGM tailrace is an arched tunnel that passes beneath the archive building before connecting with the

creek. NGM staff had previously inspected the tailrace and discovered several areas of concern that required more thorough analysis. J&M Preservation Studio was engaged to conduct an inspection and analysis of the tunnel. The study was supported in part by a $2,000 Mill Preservation Grant from the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM). In preparation for the study, NGM staff members spent two days stringing lights and a tape measure the length of the tailrace. Melanie Rodbart and Jessica Senker of J&M completed the inspection using traditional survey techniques such as a tripod, laser level, and tape measures to map the tailrace’s width, height, and approximate location. Every ten feet the team measured

Top: Elevation plan of Newlin Grist Mill tailrace. Bottom: West end of tailrace with brick ceiling on stone walls.

Table of Contents 3 Rock the Mill Music Festival 4 Seasonal Bird Walks Earth Day 5 Raise Your Glass: Speaker Series Annual Mtg. & Reception 6 Springhouse Storytime Member Programs Membership: Join Today Summer Discovery

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Archaeology Board of Trustee Members Retire 9 Volunteer Highlight New Faces at NGM 10 Touching Lives through Fishing & Photography 11 Donor & Sponsor List 12 Calendar of Events

and photographed the tunnel to document the features to document its condition and collect information necessary to prepare the drawings. The investigation of the tailrace tunnel has provided significant information about this important feature. The tunnel is 210 feet long running from the east end of the grist mill, under the archive, and emerges from underground on the north side of the railroad. The study also revealed that there are five unique sections of construction for the arched ceiling of the tailrace. Construction materials in these sections consist of brick, stone, poured concrete, and dry laid stone. (The poured concrete section is the result of a water line that cut through the tailrace in the 1950s.) All of the arches rest on a wall

Tailrace Study of large stones, but it is unclear whether the large stones were part of an original wall for a non-covered tailrace. Generally the stone, brick, and concrete arches were found to be in fair to good condition but the base wall will need to be examined at a future time when silt and water have been removed. Recommendations included removing siltation, resetting fallen and loose stones, and reinforcing a stone lintel for the sawmill tailrace as it enters the gristmill tailrace. One unexpected discovery was that the sawmill tailrace was constructed with a stone lintel ceiling. The team from J&M and NGM was hindered by the challenging conditions of cold, wet, and

tight quarters. It snowed and the weather turned bitterly cold causing icicles to form from the ceiling. Much of the tailrace was filled with water and all of the equipment had to be placed in floating tubs to keep it dry. When the floor is not covered with water, silt often a foot or more deep made it difficult to move and incredibly challenging to set up the tripod for the laser level. Throughout the study, staff members were placed at the openings at either end of the tunnel communicating with the J&M representatives by radio in case of emergencies. Despite the challenges, the information gained by the study was worth the effort. The study has shown that the tailrace tunnel was not constructed at

Nicholas Newlin Foundation Trustees the same time. The different types of masonry materials (brick, stone, and concrete) suggest a series of construction periods. Future archaeology will be required to gain more insight into when the various sections were built. According to the final report by J&M, “The varying construction techniques employed over time throughout the tailrace make it an extremely interesting historical artifact in that each layer of its installation or alteration has remained to tell the story.” Analysis of the condition of the structure will be critical for future management and J&M’s recommendations will assist in plans for restoration and fundraising.

Executive Trustee Mortimer Newlin Sellers Vice-Chair Patrick Harshbarger Treasurer Henry F. Thompson, Jr. Secretary Susan Shisler Rapp Board of Trustees Jane B. Alavi Timothy B. Barnard Eliza Newlin Carney Lawrence Dunbar Johannes Jarka-Sellers Lucy Bell Jarka-Sellers Frank J. McKelvey, Jr. Bill Newlin, Jr. Frances Stead Sellers Lucy Bell Newlin Sellers Peter H. Sellers Marianne D. Squryes Henry F. Thompson, Sr. Mason C. Thompson Mark Willcox III Emeriti Ellen M. Cronin William V. P. Newlin Virginia DeNenno Anthony F.C. Wallace

Newlin Grist Mill Staff Full-Time Staff Tony Shahan, Director Adeline Cianella Keith Doms Rick Fellows Andrea Gómez Liz McClearn Kevin Miller Dabbs Woodfin Fellow Kelsey J.S. Ransick Part-Time Staff Kelly Crodian KB Inglee Bodge Inglee Kelsey J.S. Ransick Jessica Shahan

Left: Cross-sections of the tailrace Top Right: Sawmill tailrace entering the gristmill with iron support for lintel. Bottom Right: East end of tailrace built by railroad and full of silt.

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Grist From The Mill Design: Andrea Gómez Editor: Patrick Harshbarger

Newlin Grist Mill Natural Amphitheater

June 14th, 2014 12-8pm Featuring Waking Up Pulverized - Classic Rock John & June Gallagher - Folk

Boulevard Express - Bluegrass Seven Rings - Irish Sylvan Wolfe - Indie Rock

Whirled Peas - American Roots

Blue Venom - Blues tickets: $20 in advance | $25 at the door

This is a fundraising event for Newlin Grist Mill, a private non-profit organization. Proceeds support historic and environmental preservation projects on the site.

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Bird Walks

Volunteers Needed for Earth Day Saturday, April 26, Rain date May 3

Over 75 species of birds—both common and rare—call Newlin Grist Mill home. Join us for seasonal bird walks to see and learn about birds in their natural habitat. These bird walks are designed for beginner birders, families, nature enthusiasts, photographers, and anyone who is interested in exploring the world outside their front doors. Saturday, May 24, 8am Spring Migrants and Breeding Birds After a long winter, welcome back our migratory birds from their wintering grounds. On this walk, we will visit favorite stop-over locations where migrating birds refuel with high-energy foods, and explore prime nesting habitat to see if can spot any nests or young. Cost: $3 members/$5 non-members Saturday, June 28, 8am Resident Summer Birds This walk will explore diverse habitats on the property, view the birds that call NGM home, and discover the diversity of resources in the park that provide food and shelter for our feathered friends. Cost: $3 members/$5 non-members Saturday, September 20, 8am Fall Migrant Birds Cooler temperatures and shorter days trigger the migratory instincts of many species. On this walk, we will discover which birds are headed south for warmer weather and which have decided to hang around for the winter. Cost: $3 members/$5 non-members Saturday, October 25, 6pm Owl Prowl This nigh time hike is meant to find some of our resident owls. We will visit the Christmas tree maze and metasequoia grove to look and listen for owls. During last year’s owl prowl, we heard four different owls. Cost: $5 members/$7 non-members To register call 610-459-2359 or email

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Newlin Grist Mill is home to a large number of plant and animal species and has 51 unique habitat zones throughout its 160-acre property. Each spring we hold a community volunteer day to celebrate Earth Day and help with a variety of environmental projects. The goal for Earth Day is to involve the local community in our organizational mission to protect the spaces that plants and animals call home, provide quality food sources for native and migrating species, preserve and rebuild native species, and encourage people to interact with nature through recreation and education.

installation of bird houses and bat boxes to provide shelter, invasive species removal, expansion of the native pollinator garden for bees and butterflies, and assistance with the reforestation of the property by planting trees. This year our Earth Day volunteer event is Saturday April 26th (Rain Date: Saturday May 3rd) from 10am-12pm. We hope that you will be able to join us. We have projects for all ages and welcome both individual and groups to join us.

To sign up for Earth Day Call: 610-459-2359 This year projects will focus on trail Email: maintenance and debris pick up (there is a lot to do because of all the snow this winter), Due the nature of the projects, maintenance of the memorial garden, pre-registration is required for this event.

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Speaker Series with Samples

“A Cup of Chocolate for the King” by Marc Meltonville The talks at the mill speaker series kicked off with culinary historian Marc Meltonville. Over 92 people gathered at the Rachel Kohl Library on March 13th to hear Meltonville discuss the chocolate kitchen restoration project that recently opened at the Hampton Court Palace. He focused on the story of Thomas Tosier, the chocolate-maker to Kings George I and George III, and discussed the material culture research undertaken to recreate the kitchen. After the talk, attendees were treated to a sample of warmed chocolate made using a historic recipe from Thomas Tosier. For pictures of the event, please visit the Newlin Grist Mill Facebook page. Like us while you are there!

Thursday, April 24, 7pm “The Art of Pairing Beer” by Burke Morrison With the explosion of craft breweries, it is often difficult to know which beer to choose. Craft beer expert Burke Morrison will provide instruction on selecting the perfect beer to complement your favorite dish. A selection of beers will provide a variety of flavors to explore. Each beer will be accompanied by a dish representing one of the many influences on regional cuisine. Cost: $35 members/$40 non-members Pre-registration required for these programs. Call 610-459-2359 or email to register.

Saturday, August 16, 3pm “Beers & Breweries of Colonial Philadelphia” by Rich Wagner One of the first things William Penn’s colonists did after landing in Philadelphia was plant grain to produce beer. Brewing historian, author, and brewer Rich Wagner will talk about these early beers that quenched the thirsts of, and provided nourishment to, Pennsylvania colonists. He will also discuss the development of early breweries in Philadelphia. Following the presentation, samples of early style beers will be available. Cost: Free members/$5 non-members Thursday, September 25, 7pm “Brewing & Distilling in Colonial America” by Tony Shahan Early Americans were known for consuming large quantities of alcoholic beverages. Historian Tony Shahan will discuss where all of these beverages came from and how they were produced. He will focus on brewing beer, distilling whiskey, and producing rum. The presentation will include images taken while working in historic brewing and distilling operations. Afterward, attendees will be invited to sample beverages made from the raw ingredients discussed. Cost: $5 members/$10 non-members

Annual Meeting and Reception “Uncorking the Past” by Dr. Patrick McGovern Saturday, May 10, 4pm

Newlin Grist Mill will be holding its annual meeting on Saturday, May 10 at 4pm. Join us to hear about NGM’s accomplishments and challenges from 2013 as well as plans for 2014. The annual meeting will be followed by a presentation from by Dr. Patrick McGovern, the Scientific Director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project for Cuisine, Fermented Beverages, and Health at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. In his talk, entitled “Uncorking the Past: Ancient Ales, Wines, and Extreme Beverages,” McGovern discuses the trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues that led to what we now know about how humans created and enjoyed beverages across cultures. In short, it tells the compelling story of humanity’s quest for the perfect drink! This event is free for our members, donors, and volunteers (tickets will be mailed in advance). The program and reception costs $15 for non-members. RSVP to 610-459-2359 or | 5

Upcoming Programs Springhouse Storytime


Member-Only Programs

Story programs are specifically designed to engage our youngest visitors. They are highly energetic and include interactive stories, movement activities, songs, games, and art projects. Stories feature topics on nature and history to help reinforce the idea that learning is fun. Story time is held from 10-10:45am on the following topics: Thursday, April 17: Sheep! Thursday, May 15: Spring (Finally) Returns Thursday, June 19: Play and Pretend Thursday, Aug. 28: Happening Habitats Thursday, Sept. 18: Trees Are Terrific Thursday, Oct. 16: Incredible Insects Each storytime starts and ends with a hayride to the springhouse (weather dependent). Programs are held rain or shine, and pre-registration is required. Each story program costs $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Space is limited to ensure small groups for quality interaction with the children. To register, call 610-459-2359;

Grind Your Own Cornmeal Day Saturday, April 5, 10am-12pm

77777777777777777777777777777777 Become a member today to help support Newlin Grist Mill in our mission to protect, preserve, educate, and maintain the historic and environmental resources entrusted to our care. There are membership levels for every budget including individual, student, senior, family, contributor, and sponsorship levels. All members recieve free admission to guided mill and house tours, a 10% discount in the gift shop, special event invitations, discounts on select NGM programming, and the Grist from the Mill newsletter. Certain membership levels also offer guest passes, discounts on Summer Discovery, and discounts on cabin rentals. Call 610-456-2359 to join today. WELCOME!


Summer discovery

the place where learning is fun!

Don’t forget to register for our Summer Discovery camp with sessions held in July and August. Summer Discovery is the perfect place for kids to experience the outside through exploration, play, learning, community, and FUN! We aren’t afraid of getting dirty while exploring nature, the environment, and history in a hands-on way. Let your kids be kids this summer at Summer Discovery Camp!

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Hay Ride and Cider Making Saturday, November 15, 5-6:30pm

Join us to grind your own fresh cornmeal in Come tour the Newlin Grist Mill property - on the mill. Learn about the process of grinding a hay wagon. Members have the opportunity cornmeal from start to finish—see the water to enjoy a hayride (and hopefully see some wheel in action, turn the wheel to operate the of the wildlife that lives on the ground), mill with water power, load the hopper with followed by a chance to make their own apple corn, and bag your own cornmeal to take cider and warm by a fire. home with you. Free for members. Free for members. RSVP required for these programs


Back by popular demand, Newlin Grist Mill will once again be holding a series of storytime programs for preschool children ages 3 to 5.

Archaeology at Newlin Grist Mill

Archaeology plays a critical role in the investigation of Newlin Grist Mill’s past. Staff and volunteers have excavated several test units around the Miller’s House since November 2010 as part of the Public Archaeology Program. In 2013, NGM continued to explore the Miller’s House. The trench on the north side of the house had previously revealed a series of walls with artifacts dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. The 18th-century horizon, or level, was located at a depth of 3.5 feet, which is nearly a foot below the driveway surface. A part of the level was disturbed by a trash filled pit containing 19th-century artifacts including fragments of gears and elevator buckets from the mill. The complicated stratigraphy of the trench has meant slow progress as excavators proceed cautiously. Continued excavation of the 18th-century horizon will be a priority in 2014. A second unit was opened 15 feet east of the trench to locate the end of the porch foundation and gather more information about the 18th-century horizon in a less disturbed area. Another excavation was started near the archive building, which once served as a store and dwelling. Artifacts previously identified on the surface included a copper stencil for miller S. N. Hill. The first level was 1.4 feet deep and appears to be

a trash midden from the late 19th to early 20th century. A large number of artifacts found in the midden are domestic in nature, mostly related to food, personal items, and decorative objects. The artifacts indicate that women and children were living in the building. A majority of the objects were storebought cosmetics and prepared foods, as well as numerous animal bones from cows, sheep, pig, and chicken. The Public Archaeology Program witnessed other successes in 2013. A total of 79 volunteers assisted professional archaeologists from NGM, Chapter 21 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, and West Chester University. Groups who participated in the archaeology program included cub and boy scout troops, Garnet Valley Interact, Westtown School, and Glen Mills School Girls Program. The Public Archaeology Program received a Delaware County Historic Preservation Award and we were able to co-host the first Delaware County Archaeology Festival. Several volunteers have continued to work throughout the winter cleaning the thousands of artifacts recovered last season. In 2014, archaeological work will focus on finishing excavation next to the Miller’s House. In addition to the midden unit near the archive, a large trench 6 feet wide by 14 feet long will be excavated over the top

of the tailrace. This trench is intended to locate information related to how the tailrace was constructed (thickness, materials in outer layers, connection with archive, etc.), identify potential dates of construction, and examine the occupation horizon for 1704 to better understand how the landscape has been shaped over time. If you want to assist or just observe, come out during one of the Public Archaeology Days listed in the schedule of events.

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With Many Thanks For Years of Service: Three Nicholas Newlin Foundation Trustees Retire

“It was a topic of family conversation for a quite a while in there. Dad got this thing, what was he going to with this funny mill? He had plans for it but he wasn’t quite sure what they were. But then it really did take form in 1960 when he formed the Foundation.”

- Bill Newlin

Nicholas Newlin Foundation Board of Trustees, May 2001. Left to right, back row: Nora Carey, Henry Thompson Sr., Tim Barnard, Mark Willcox II, Tim Sellers, Peter Sellers, Nick Sellers. Middle row: Ellen Cronin, Nonya Wright, Anthony Wallace, Frank McKelvey, Ginny DeNenno, Mark Willcox III, Front Row: Bill Newlin, Lucy Bell Sellers, Joan Cadwallader, Staff: Dabbs Woodfin, Steve Harkins

“As a board member, I saw my role as a local teacher, to be a liaison with public schools.”

- Ellen Cronin

“I went with Mr. Mortimer Newlin, his wife Elizabeth, and Rudy Fields [NGM’s first director] to look a the Marshall family’s springhouse off Temple and Spring Valley Roads. It is now the springhouse up in the woods on the property.” - Ginny DeNenno

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Recently William (Bill) V.P. Newlin, Virginia (Ginny) DeNenno, and Ellen Cronin, three long-time Nicholas Newlin Foundation board members retired from service. Bill Newlin was one of the original members of the board when the Foundation was formed in 1960. The original board consisted of founders Mortimer and Elizabeth Newlin, their daughter Lucy Bell Sellers, her husband Peter Sellers, their son, Bill Newlin, and George Plowman, the President of the Delaware County Historical Society. While Bill jokes that sometimes the organization was a millstone around the family’s neck, his father’s enthusiasm was contagious. Bill remained an active member and became Executive Trustee in 1991. It was during this time that Bill helped the organization preserve the environmental integrity of the site by successfully preventing the sewage treatment plant from discharging their waste material upstream on the Chester Creek. Ginny DeNenno served for 33 years from 1980 through 2013. Ginny is well-versed in the history of Concord Township and also served for many years

as the President of the Concord Township Historical Society. During Ginny’s tenure, she witnessed historic preservation projects such as restoring the water wheel rims and buckets, and saving the springhouse, the blacksmith shop, and the bank barn that were all moved and reconstructed on the property. Ginny was very involved in fostering community collaborations. One notable project included working with the Concord Township Historical Society and the Chester County Historical Society to have a 98page court transcript restored regarding a dispute between Thomas Newlin and his son Nathaniel Newlin in 1816. While the results of the trial were inconclusive, the dispute eventually resulted in the sale of Newlin lands, including the mill. For 18 years, Ellen Cronin served on the board focusing specifically on research and education. After teaching for 25 years, Ellen became interested in mills when she received a TeacherScholar award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant enabled her to complete an in-depth study of mills of Upper Darby Township. She then became an active member of The Mills Project, which resulted in a publication of A Survey of Mills in Delaware County,

Pennsylvania, 1826-1880. After joining the board in 1995, Ellen focused on education and helped to develop a teacher in-service course focusing on Southeastern Pennsylvania industrial history. Ellen is currently focusing on a new research project, the restoration of the 1682 Sellers Hall in Upper Darby. Bill, Ginny, and Ellen see the future of the organization as exhilarating and vibrant. They look forward to seeing the organization focus more on community involvement, visitation, and the emphasis on the importance of open spaces. Bill Newlin also stressed the importance of maintaining the financial stability of the organization that has grown out of hardworking and dedicated financial management. As for what organizational founder Mortimer Newlin would think about the site, Bill Newlin states, “I often wonder what Dad would think. The first thing he would think, well that’s neat, it’s all still there….He thought of the mill as his primary legacy and he thought of it in perpetuity.” We thank Bill Newlin, Ginny DeNenno, and Ellen Cronin for their years of service, and look forward to carrying on their legacy.

Volunteer Highlight: Westtown School

Despite the snows and cold weather, December and January saw a lot of volunteer activity at Newlin Grist Mill. Two groups of Westtown School students visited on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the winter to help with grounds maintenance, collections cleaning, archaeology cataloging, and a variety of other tasks. Each group of five to seven students came for about an hour each week and worked with different staff members in their areas of expertise. Keith Doms spent a number of hours speaking with and instructing students on how to clean and identify archaeological artifacts found right here on site. Kelsey Ransick and Tony Shahan helped NGM borrow a specialized vacuum from the University of Delaware’s Museum Studies Program so that students could do valuable cleaning and collections care work in the Miller’s House. She led the students in vacuuming and mopping the entire historic area of the house, as well as cleaning a majority of the lighting implements and kitchenware donated by Elizabeth Newlin. The students are enrolled in a service learning class at their high school. The class also volunteered at a nearby nursing home and an elementary school. Students assisted with different tasks at each location, and in exchange, were able to learn about the people and work going on at each site. By the end of their time here at NGM, the students gained insight into how complex and exciting work at a historic site like NGM.

Get Involved! We are always looking for new volunteers. Like talking to people? Working with objects? Being outside? Working on computers? Learning about history and the environment? We have a wide variety of volunteer projects for people of all ages, interests, and commitment levels. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Addie Cianella at or call 610-459-2359.

New Faces at NGM Elizabeth McClearn joined NGM in fall 2013. As the Development Associate, Liz is responsible for soliciting charitable donations. Liz has her masters’ degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University, where she is currently an adjunct instructor in the College of Media Arts and Design. Prior to joining NGM, Liz worked as a program officer for the William Penn Foundation in Philadelphia. She lives in Havertown with her husband, two young children, and their furry old mutt. If you have any questions about how you can support NGM, please contact Liz at

Adeline (Addie) Ciannella joined the staff in February as NGM’s Operations and Volunteer Manager. As do most staff and volunteers, she brings a diversified background to her position. Addie majored in fine arts and psychology, worked in clinical social work and went on to get a Masters in Library Science from Drexel University. Prior to coming to Newlin Grist Mill, Addie was the Director of several public libraries and the Operations Manager for a local Philadelphia start-up. Addie is excited about being a part of NGM’S vision, working with current volunteers and with the local community to broaden volunteer opportunities. | 9

Touching Lives through Fishing When Dom Ligato snapped the shutter to take a picture of a child holding a fish, he knew exactly what he was doing. After all, this wasn’t just any child, any fish, or any photo. Ligato took the picture on a sunny day in 1965 when the Philadelphia School for the Blind was visiting Newlin Grist Mill. For many of the children, it was their first experience with fishing, and the ecstasy on the young boy’s face while he gripped his first-ever catch is clear. The picture, titled “Blind Child,” went on to become runner-up for the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Photography. While the photo lost out to a portfolio of images on the Vietnam War by photographer Horst Faas, Ligato’s skill at capturing that moment of joy did not go unrecognized. The Pulitzer advisory board noted that they were “gripped by the marvelous paradox of joy emerging from tragedy.” The photo became one of Ligato’s best known works. It was featured on The Today Show, and the Kennedy family even requested a copy. The image graced the cover of a 1978 Sunday Bulletin special edition section that featured the Bulletin’s photographers’ best works. In the special edition, the editors noted, “Even today, people write in, asking for the fish picture.” Twenty years later, Ligato did an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer alongside a number of other “reel men.” The retired photographers discussed old tricks of the trade, reminiscing about how flammable flash powder used to go off in their hands accidentally, how producing one color page per week was considered high-tech, and how photographers followed a strict dress code. All this back when “photographers got more respect, and they could command 10 | Newlin Grist Mill

the shots they needed,” as photographer William G. Wilson said. Another point that came up was that in 1965, “rather than wait for just the right moment to snap… you only [got] one chance.” That is why, when Ligato captured the boy and his fish at just the right moment, it was more than just coincidence. Ligato went on to receive awards from numerous societies and institutions. During his 45 years with the Philadelphia Bulletin, he became a well-known photographer—the only one, in fact, allowed to photograph the engagement of Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier of Monaco. Today, his photographs are held in repositories throughout the country. Temple University holds over 250 of them, and NGM has other copies of his work from the same day that he took “Blind Child.” The scene Ligato captured is certainly not unique in NGM’s history. The organization has made it an important mission to provide for members of the community who might have no other outlet to explore nature. After the three fishing ponds by the Visitor Center were completed, the Philadelphia School of the Blind was one of the first groups to fish at NGM. Even

Dom Ligato’s famous picture “Blind Child.” For more information see: “The Sunday Bulletin/Discover: Photographers, A Book Full of Their Favorite Pictures.” Philadelphia Bulletin (Philadelphia) 1 January 1978.

50 years ago, NGM knew that exposing urban children—and adults—to nature is an important and achievable goal. A number of groups, including the Philadelphia Veterans Medical Center, Upland Woods Retirement Community, and special education students from Avon Grove High School, still visit NGM for a refreshing dose of outdoor fun. Fishing days are routinely offered as part of the Summer Discovery Workshop Program. As spring approaches, the stream fly fishing membership continues to grow. Pond fishing opens this year on March 29th and runs through October 26th.

The ponds are open for fishing on Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-4pm. For information on our stream fishing program, please visit our website at www. The fishing program is just one component of a much larger commitment to serve all members of the community. NGM continues to ensure that its programming is accessible and open to people from all areas and with diverse interests. We urge you to stop by and see what you find interesting today!

Thank You for Your Support! 2013 Donations $500 and Above

Timothy Barnard Dan Carney & Eliza Newlin Carney Center City Film & Video Custom Redtail Partners LLC William & Louisa Newlin M.N.S. & Frances Sellers Peter & Lucy Bell Sellers


William Barry Mike & Carol Boughner Jody Brown Thomas Bruton William & Joanne Cavanagh Kelly Crodian Mark & Ellen Cronin William Curry George Datto Graham & Kay Finney Walter Foulke David A. Gilliard Donald & Yvonne Goodwin Patrick Harshbarger & Eileen Mapes Johannes & Lucy Bell Jarka-Sellers John & Doris Kemper Edward King Dan Mahoney John Marquess Robert McLaughlin W.K. Mendenhall Frank & Lee McKelvey Elizabeth Mullen William & Maureen Newlin Dave Newlin William S. Newlin, Jr. QVC John & Susan Rapp Elsa Rapp Woodfin Jean Schmidt Tony & Carol Shahan Jane & Dan Staud Blake Strine Henry Thompson, Jr. Vanguard Group Foundation Tom Wiechecki Minturn Wright, III Tom Zaffarano


Isobel Beaston James & Susan Bullitt James Burns & Marion Childs, MD Kim Cajda Susan Battle Yerkes Cary Leon Chetty Joe & Rita Corsello Thomas Crane John Davis Delzingaro Family Harold & Virginia DeNenno Greg Derylo Clarissa Dillon Al & Marilyn Eelman Maureen Groves John & Carolyn Hanlon

J. Mervyn Harris Sidney Hess Evanggelos & Cynthia Hionis KB Inglee Ronald & Marilyn Jennings Kathleen Kida Edward & Melissa Koch Robert & Cindy Kraus Jean Kummeth Robert Ladig Little Nest Portraits Studio Jeffrey Littman Thomas McGlone Katherine Monday-Schievenin David & Nancy Montville Louis Muchnick Nancy Jean Newlin Mary Ann Parker Mary Alice Peeling Deborah Peterson Jean Schmidt Anthony Severoni Silva Small Maria Smith, MD Elizabeth Solomon Michael & Marianne Squyres Bayard & Frances Storey Radclyffe Thompson Anthony Wallace

2013 Program & Event Sponsorships Earth Day

Acme Great American Clean Up Herr’s Home Depot Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Carol Shahan Wawa

Fall Harvest Festival

Ameriprise Financial: Hoey Belokopyty Group Aqua Pennsylvania Barndard, Mezzanotte, Pinnie and Seelaus, LLP Beaver Valley Beverages INC Brewer’s Outlet California Tortilla Chick-Fil-A Colonial Revelers Delaware Brick Jim Neubauer Highland Orchards Little Nest Portraits Studio Lauren Burnham McKinley Blacksmith Ltd Merion’s Produce Hut Pete’s Produce

Music Festival Donors Ameribank Brewers Outlet Brothers Pizza & Pasta Rachel Bull Concord Pet

Concord Township Domestic & Imported Beverage, LLC David Donohue Megham Gloyd Knox Equipment Rentals INC. Chris LeVine M&M Pony Rides Diana McCarthy Daniel McDevitt Kristopher McLachlan Sylvie Minier Mrs. Robinos Frank Murphy My World Travel Dana Monroe Pizza Wagon Promote It Richard Siebolt Save Beaver Valley Shoo Mama Signs by Lane Susan Rapp Bob Richmond Riverside Mortgage Group Pragna Shah Sally Sharp Marin Vogts Victory Brewing Company West Chester Pro Cleaning Services

Tavern Night Sponsors & Patron Fund Timothy Barnard Boston Brewing Company Matthew Cresta Domestic & Imported Beverages Susan Rapp M.N.S. Sellers Henry Thompson, Jr. Tri-County Pest Control

2013 Other Contributions & In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Gifts

Betsy Martino Frank McKelvey Michael Squyres Henry Thompson, Sr.

Welcome New Members Sponsors

Jane Alavi Timothy Barnard William & Louisa Newlin Russell Newlin M.N.S. & Frances Sellers Peter & Lucy Bell Sellers Michael & Marianne Squyres Henry & Mason Thompson


Michelle & Benjamin Bustard Samuel & Patricia Cimino Robert & Susan Forrester Richard W. Hill Eric & Linda Hofmann Jeff & Lisa Klinger Randall & Linda Miller CDR John Newlin John & Susan Rapp Pamela Stephani & Dick Morelli William & Ann Windsor


Rachel & Alden Bull James & Susan Bullitt

Dan Carney & Eliza Newlin Carney

Andrew & Beth Chapman Mervyn & Margaret Harris Patrick Harshbarger & Eileen Mapes Jama & Lance Panarello Tony & Carol Shahan Bayard & Francis Storey

Individual Education & Interpretation Gay G. Johnson CVS Delaware Brick Eleanor Given Herr’s Dan Mahoney New Castle Historical Society The Malvern School Jim Neubauer

Environmental Projects Longwood Gardens Tom Maslanka Luke Templin

Historic Preservation Todd Breck Breckstone Architecture Jesse Johnson Nancy Jodlbauer Troop 10, West Grove Gus & Mae Prestera Ken Kephart

Susan Procario Barbara Stolley


Virginia DeNenno Harold DeNenno Clarissa Dillon Joe Dragon KB Inglee Ronald Jennings Frank McKelvey Lee McKelvey W.K. Mendenhall Sandy Morris Silva Small Charles Wood | 11

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VISIT US! Newlin Grist Mill 219 S. Cheyney Rd. Glen Mills, PA 19342 Ph: 610-459-2359 Hours: Visitor Center March-November 9am-4pm December-February 10am-3pm Hours: Park 9am-Dusk Tours: Monday-Friday: 11am & 2pm Saturday and Sunday 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm

CALENDAR OF EVENTS March 29th 29th

Stream Fishing Member Breakfast 8am Fishing Opens: weekends, 9am-4pm

5th Grind Your Own Cornmeal Day 10am-12pm, members only 17th Springhouse Storytime, 10-10:45am 19th Public Archaeology, 10am-3pm 24th The Art of Pairing Beer by Burke Morrison, 7pm 26th Earth Day Event, 10am-12pm (Rain date: May 3)

10th 15th 17th 24th

June 14th 19th 21st 28th

19th Public Archaeology 10am-3pm Ongoing Summer Discovery Camps





Uncorking the Past Talk and Annual Meeting by Dr. Patrick McGovern, 4pm Springhouse Storytime, 10-10:45am Public Archaeology, 10am-3pm Spring Bird Walk, 8-10am

Rock the Mill Music Festival Fundraiser, 12-8pm Springhouse Storytime 10-10:45am Public Archaeology, 10am-3pm Summer Bird Balk , 8-10am

16th Beers & Breweries of Colonial Philadelphia by Rich Wagner, 3pm 28th Springhouse Storytime 10-10:45am Ongoing Summer Discovery Camps

September 18th 20th 20th 25th

Springhouse Storytime 10-10:45am Archaeology Festival, 10am-3pm Fall Bird Walk, 8-10am Brewing & Distilling Techniques in Early America by Tony Shahan, 7pm

October 4th 16th 18th 18th 25th

Fall Harvest Festival, 10am-4pm Springhouse Storytime, 10-10:45am Public Archaeology, 10am-3pm Girl Scout Forestry Badge Day, 9am-3pm Owl Prowl, 6-8pm

November 1st 15th

Tavern Night Fundraiser, 7-9pm Hay Ride and Apple Cider, 5-6:30pm (members only)

Newlin Grist Mill 2014 spring newsletter  
Newlin Grist Mill 2014 spring newsletter