March 3: Rock Creek Park Foundatin Documents Open House CANCELLED
As the Federal Government in the Washington, DC area is closed today, the Rock Creek Park Foundation Documents Open House has been cancelled. Please visit the National Park Service planning website by March 10 to submit your comments. More »
March 3, 2014, 7:00 a.m.: Weather-Related Road Closures
Sherrill Drive, Bingham Drive, Ross Drive, Morrow Drive and Ridge Road are closed. Conditions on all park roads will continue to be monitored for safety.
Road Closures during Rock Creek Park Deer Reduction Operations
Temporary night-time road closures will be in effect during reduction activities which may occur January 2 through March 31, 2014.
Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Lane Closures and Construction Update Winter 2013/2014
Construction work on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at Waterside Drive continues. There will be lane closures between rush hours to accommodate work on the roadway, multi-use trail and infrastructure. More »
Peirce Mill Education Programs
Period Historic, Cultural, and Technological Programs:
For more information go to: http://www.nps.gov/pimi/forteachers/index.htm
A Mill or a Grocery Store?: Grade Level: PreK-2nd From spaghetti to cookies to chicken, students will be amazed by how much of their food is dependent on milling.
Key concepts: food; business; producing verses consuming; natural resources; interdependence.
Cornucopia-From the Farm to Your Fingers: Grade Level: PreK-2nd Grade Corn comes to life in this interactive program about corn milling. Students will de-shell and grind corn by hand and learn how the mill worked.
Once upon a Time, Life at the Peirce Mill Plantation: Grade Level: 1st-4th Students will experience the mid 19th century as they compare and contrast life in rural Washington to the present. Older students will also read maps and track the area's urbanization and change.
Powered on Water and Gravity, the Workings of a Mill: Grade Level: 4th & 5th Students will marvel at how all the machinery in Peirce Mill operated on waterpower and gravity as they take an in-depth look into this giant machine.
Industrial Revolution Hits Home: Grade Level: 5th & 6th In 1820, Peirce Mill was state of the art and its technology was an important part of the Industrial Revolution in America. Students will learn about the major changes that took place between 1780 and 1860 and their influences on today.
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Did You Know?
When the National Park Service bought the Old Stone House in the 1950's it was occupied by the Parkway Motors used car lot.