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Farewells and welcomes at Yates Mill park

From the staff of Historic Yates Mill County Park Change is in the air, from a seasonal perspective but also for the park’s staffing structure. Recently we saw a large turnover of both full-time and part-time staff. After a time of transition, the park is now fully re-staffed and we hope  it will stay that […]

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Join us for holiday fun at Yates Mill

We’ve got a busy and fun fall in store for friends of Yates Mill and supporters of Yates Mill Associates. YMA’s annual holiday sale has been moved up to November to help you get a jump on gift-giving and holiday baking. We’ve also made arrangements with a certain jolly old elf to visit the mill […]

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Back at the daily (or monthly) grind

We’re so happy that Yates Mill is back in action! Enjoy this peek at our first corn-grinding of the 2014 tour season! .

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Remembering our dear friends, Dick Thompson and Mary Lea Simpkins

Yates Mill Associates is mourning the loss of two dear friends whose energy, enthusiasm and support were essential in making historic Yates Mill the community centerpiece we know today: longtime board member and mill “ambassador” J.D. “Dick” Thompson, and Mary Lea Simpkins, the daughter of Yates Mill’s last commercial miller. Mary, who passed away on […]

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Yates Mill is open!

If you visited Historic Yates Mill County Park at any time since the holidays, you certainly noticed some out-of-the-ordinary scenes — particularly very low pond levels, fencing all around the mill yard, siphons over the dam, and a lot of heavy equipment. All these were necessary while we replaced the forebay or flume — the […]

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