News

Like to volunteer? Be a Yates Mill VIP!

By the staff of Historic Yates Mill County Park

Park technician Hilary gives a kids' tour

The staff of Historic Yates Mill County Park have been working with Yates Mill Associates to recruit, train and oversee the work of a variety of “VIPs” – that is, Volunteers-in-Parks. We certainly could not provide the well-received programs, events and other services that we do without their help!

Volunteers assist mainly as mill interpreters during guided tours, at corn-grinding demonstrations and selling cornmeal. They cook products with Yates Mill cornmeal, conduct historical research, and make historically accurate period clothing. They tell stories, help with nature programs, maintain gardens and construct trails. They teach crafts, and they participate in the park’s Fall Harvest Celebration event and the Big Sweep cleanup efforts. There’s probably more than that, but you get the idea!

Sound like fun? Please join us! There’s a Volunteer Interest Session coming up Monday, Aug.19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. You can also call the park’s volunteer coordinator, Jennifer Miller, any time at (919) 856-5378, or email the park at yatesmill@wakegov.com for details.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Park welcomes NCSU alumni

Wolfies in the house! Michelle Schroeder-Moreno in the park visitor center displaying information about the NCSU Agro-Ecology Farm.

N.C. State University has a long association with Yates Mill, dating to the University’s acquisition of the mill and surrounding property in the early 1960s. Alumni and their families recently got a personal tour of the mill and park — and an invitation to get even closer.

The “Kick Back to Give Back” event on May 4 was organized and hosted by park staff, the NC State Alumni Association and NC State University’s Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratories (including the Agro-ecology Demonstration Farm and the Dairy Enterprise System), along with Yates Mill Associates.

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Honors for YMA leaders

John Vandenbergh

John Vandenbergh

Two of the people who played key roles in protecting Yates Mill have been honored for their positive impact on our community, one as a leader in education and scientfic research, and the other as an advocate for the arts, historic preservation, health care and youth organizations.

Former YMA president John Vandenbergh and the late Katherine “Kit” Boney have been honored by N.C. State’s retired faculty and the Raleigh Hall of Fame, respectively, for their many contributions to our area and to society at large.

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Welcome – or welcome back – to park’s new full-timers

A couple of familiar faces will be with us more often at Historic Yates Mill County Park. YMA is pleased to join the park’s leadership in welcoming Jennifer Miller and Amy Dombrowski to new full-time positions as Park Technicians-Programming for both Historic Yates Mill County Park and Crowder District Park.

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Meet YMA’s new directors

We’re delighted to welcome a quartet of community leaders and history lovers to Yates Mill Associates’ Board of Directors. Linda Edmisten, Merritt Jones, and cousins Nick and Mark Fountain were elected to directorships at our May meeting. Allow us to introduce you to them!

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed