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Agro-Industry Day held at Red Mill Museum in Clinton

By Hunterdon County Democrat
on June 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM

CLINTON — Red Mill Museum Village hosted Agro-Industry Day on Saturday, June 20 with a more than a dozen activities for children and their families to try.

They could learn how to be a miller or a farmer first-hand. Interactive activities include using pulleys, making ice cream, using a replica corn sheller, learning to milk a cow and planting vegetable seeds. Cranking home-made ice cream, churning butter and turning herbs into items with medicinal uses was also part of the fun.

Representatives of America’s Grow-a-Row ran the seed-planting area and talked about their program, based in Union Township, of raising and giving produce to the needy.

Visitors could also see the museum’s newly refurbished and mechanized Screen House, which sorted limestone on the Mulligan Quarry, once on the grounds of the Red Mill Museum Village. And there were blacksmithing and weaving demonstrations.