Posts by Jenna Pollock

2nd Annual Motor Mill Bridge Lighting

Celebrate the start of the holidays at Motor Mill with the 2nd Annual Bridge Lighting and open house on November 17th from 4:30-5:30 PM. Each year local friendly elves work hard to light up the bridge for all to enjoy. Celebrate the occasion this year with the Motor Mill Foundation.  There will be hot chocolate, cookies, as well as gifts to inspire your holiday shopping! The official lighting of the bridge will be at 5:00 p.m. So head over the river and through the woods to Motor Mill for a festive evening in a beautiful and historic setting.  After enjoying the twinkling bridge lights head to Hope Lutheran Church for...

Seeking Unique Motor Mill Artwork!

If you have a one-of-a-kind piece of art depicting Motor Mill hanging on your wall, we would love to display it in our second annual art show! We’re searching for hidden gems in private collections that should be seen and enjoyed by a wider audience. Any Motor Mill artwork or photography will be accepted to be displayed inside of the mill during the show. To register, call 563-245-1516 or email aharkrader@claytoncountyia.gov. Registration information and forms will be sent. Be sure to register by the August 27th deadline! A huge thank you to Thrivent for the grant to help with costs of putting this event on!

24 Kids had fun at Nature’s STEM

This summer, a second Nature’s STEM event was held at Motor Mill. This children’s day camp was even more successful than last year with 24 kids total! This event gives kids an opportunity to connect science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to both Motor Mill and the nature surrounding it. A bonus this year was a Nature’s Art activity. Activities this year included painting wood cookies with natural paint brushes the kids made, learning about wildlife populations, making natural boats to test off the Motor Mill bridge, understanding how the mill was powered, and learning about different technologies used around one hundred years ago. The kids had a blast learning about...

Milling Around Newsletter Summer 2018 Now Available!

The 2018 newsletter is finished! Motor Mill’s summer intern, Kiley Johansen, put together another edition for you to enjoy! Milling Around Summer 2018

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