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Historic Trades: Millers and Millwrights

Historic Yates Mill County Park
Historic Yates Mill County Park. Saturday, April 21st 1pm-4pm. For all ages, FREE. Registration is not required.

Milling is among the oldest of human occupations. While a miller operates water or wind mills, a millwright builds them and sets up machinery such as drive shafts, bearings, gears and mechanical belts. Most millers and millwrights were educated through apprenticeship programs where they received a combination of classroom education and a good deal of on-the-job training. Explore this tabletop display to discover the similarities and differences of these historic trades, sign an apprentice"s contract and use plastic gears to design your own machine!

Wake County Parks and Recreation Short Term
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