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Y’all come see us at Yates Mill!

Is it really the end of February already? It’s hard to believe for a lot of folks, and certainly for us at Yates Mill Associates, given how busy we’ve been this winter. Though it’s seemed quiet at Historic Yates Mill County Park, we’ve been plenty busy getting ready for your visit. Our mill has a […]

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‘Mill as Muse’ celebrates beauty in nature, history

Yates Mill may be the centerpiece, but Wake County’s Historic Yates Mill County Park is full of eye-pleasing treasures. If we ever need a reminder of that, we can turn to this year’s winners of the Mill as Muse contest. The park staff organizes the Mill as Muse contest every winter, allowing local photographers and […]

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Ring-(gear)-ing in the new year

On the surface – just like the surface of Yates Mill Pond – winter seems like a calm, quiet time at Yates Mill. It’s anything but. Yates Mill Associates closes the mill to tours during December, January and February for a number of reasons. For one thing, it’s hard on the antique machinery of this […]

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Yates Mill’s volunteers are ‘a-maize-ing’!

Yates Mill is standing and open to the public because of a great partnership between Yates Mill Associates, Wake County and North Carolina State University. But when you visit the mill, the people who make your visit memorable are our wonderful corps of park volunteers. Recently, we joined the staff of Historic Yates Mill County […]

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Yates Mill – inspiring artists for generations

Yates Mill has many admirable qualities. It’s a historic treasure, a cultural touchstone and – as anyone knows after visiting on on a balmy weekend in spring and autumn – it’s breathtakingly beautiful. Our mill increasingly serves as a backdrop for wedding and engagement photos, family portraits and many more milestones. It’s also a favorite […]

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