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Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations, History Museums, Museums, Science & Technology Museums

Mission: Our mission is to educate the general public and students regarding the historic, agricultural, and economic significance of the 17th Century Mill and it's influence on our country today.

Results: We have worked on raising awareness of who we are by using social media sites, travel sites, and our web site. We are very pleased with the increase in the number of visitors who have come because of these sites.

Target demographics: We attract a number of families, students, adult groups, couples and individual travelers interested in learning US history.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10-12,000 people

Programs: Discover Plymouth's History - A Historic Walking Tour Forefather's Monument Tour - A Story of Faith Pilgrim Economics - the Beginning of Industry and Free Trade

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the past few years the third grade students of Carver have had the opportunity to visit the Jenney Grist Mill and take part in the walking tour. Our students investigate relevant historical information that directly correlates to our Carver curriculum, as well as the Massachusetts State Frameworks in both Social Studies and Science. Students are treated to a lively explanation of the experiences of the Pilgrims in 1620. They cannot help but to be riveted by Miller Martin's lively tales as he points out historic landmarks and features of his mill. The third grade team of teachers looks forward each year to our visit, using the trip to reinforce content taught, and often utilizing the experience to generate some wonderful writing in the classroom. This is one of our favorite field trip experiences in Carver, and the academic tie-ins make it an excellent learning experience for all of us!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't tell you how much my students and I enjoyed the tour of the Jenny Grist Mill. The characters who spoke were very authentic. My students were were amazed!! We ate lunch on your deck. Everyone truly appreciated the way we were treated during this field trip. Many thanks to all!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The tour of the gristmill for groups of no more than 25 is great. The material covered alligns to MA 5th grade SS standards! The knowledge and storytelling presentation is most engaging.

We always reward the students with icecream, at the same location, as a bonus for their engaging behavior.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

We brought a school group up in June 2010. We were impressed with the tours and patience of the various tour advisors we met at your organization. Our students ask questions that generally impress tour staff as they stay on target with key are patient and do not interrupt the presentation. They wait their turn. Consequently, my students were complemented by your staff for their contributions to the presentations. We would love to come back again in a year or two. Linda K. Kondor The Ridge School.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jenney Grist Mill is a wonderful example of making history come to life. Our Pennsylvania school district takes 8th graders to Plymouth/Boston every year and the Grist Mill is one of our highlights. The miller, Leo, has a great grasp of colonial Plymouth and a neat way of explaining it to the kids. His interactions are outstanding and our students love his walking tour. It helps that he is dresses like a Pilgrim! The mill explanation is also fascinating, especially the miller's terms that are a common part of our lexicon, such as" keep your nose to the grindstone" or "show me your metal". Nancy, the miller's wife, is also very friendly and helpful. She schedules the tours and is sure to accommodate each group. Overall, I cannot say enough about the positive experiences we have had year after year at the Jenney Grist Mill.