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1st Saturday Grist Mill Visits at the Hambidge Center

September 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2017

Historic Gristmill Demonstration

1st Saturday Grist Mill Visits at the Hambidge Center

Historic Gristmill Demonstration

February thru December 1pm-4pm
     February 4, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, Dec 2
As part of our Saturday Series, historic Barker’s Creek Mill at the Hambidge Center is open the first Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm. Hambidge Fellow and volunteer, Laurence Holden, will share the history of the mill, give demonstrations, and offer grits and cornmeal for sale. Free to visit.More about the Mill: http://www.hambidge.org/the-mill.html
Location: 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap GA 30568
For more information: 706.746.7324center@hambidge.org

Barker’s Creek Mill has been providing the local community with milling services since the mid 1800’s. Mary Hambidge built the current mill in 1944 at the site of an older mill that served the community since the first white settlers came into the area in the late 1820’s.

The mill is powered by a 12-foot overshot wheel set on babbet bearings. It was converted from a wooden spoked, steel-rimmed wheel to the current metal spokes in the 1960’s. The mill has been renovated three times in its life, the most recent in the late 1980’s. The mill itself is a vertical mill with two 16″ flint/granite stones. It was built by the Meadow’s Milling Company in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

For more than 80 years, the Hambidge Center has been nurturing creative talents within the arts and sciences at our 600-acre creative sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Eight individuals are in residence at any given time – each has private accommodations and studio space, and shares communal dinners prepared by an in-residence chef. The public is invited to the Center on Saturdays for a series of programs that include artist talks, nature hikes, gristmill visits, gallery openings and other special events.

For more information go to www.Hambidge.org


September 2, 2017
1:00 pm
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Teka Earnhardt


Hambidge Center
105 Hambidge Court
Rabun Gap, GA 30568 United States
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Contact Info

Rabun Tourism Development Authority
Teka Earnhardt
184 South Main Street Suite 136
P.O. Box 788
Clayton GA 30525
(706) 212-0241

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