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History, nature camps make summer special at Yates Mill

By Rebeccah Cope and Jennifer Miller HYMCP staff Historic Yates Mill County Park has been bustling with activity during the last few months. Children’s summer camps hosted by park staff and outside organizations, such as the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, have kept the park filled with youthful inquiring minds eager to learn about […]

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Honoring a teacher, leader, friend

On July 13, Yates Mill Associates officers, members and friends joined family and friends of former YMA President John Vandenbergh to celebrate the naming of a classroom in John’s honor at the A.E. Finley Center for Education and Research. Speakers included Dr. Lee Drickhamer, a former post-doctoral student of John’s at North Carolina State University. […]

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Baby, it’s hot outside – and inside Yates Mill

There’s nothing we at Yates Mill Associates like better than showing visitors around our favorite gristmill. It’s not just that your tour fees help us pay for upkeep to the building and machinery. It’s because we’re always happy to meet a neighbor who appreciates our shared, living history as embodied in Yates Mill. That’s why […]

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The nuts and bolts of keeping the mill running

By Margo Metzger Yates Mill Associates Board of Directors When we ask you to make donations to help us keep Yates Mill running, what exactly do we do with your gift? There’s daily maintenance, of course – checking for wear on the machinery under and inside the building, keeping an eye out for any signs […]

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We’ve been remiss …

If you’re a member of Yates Mill Associates, you know how critical your support is to our efforts to preserve and celebrate historic Yates Mill. But you may have felt a little abandoned by us lately, and we want to apologize. Since last fall, we’ve been sporadic in our responses to your generosity – we […]

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