Kimberly Downs-Steiner
SPOOM Archives Intern

Kimberly, who was also an intern in 2011, returned to finish her work in the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM) archives. She spent most of her time organizing and cataloguing the large postcard, slide, and photograph collection. This collection is organized by state so researchers can easily find mills. Kimberly also worked on several large collections including the Esther Middlewood and David Hines collections.

Anne Sokolow
Dabbs Woodfin Intern

Collections Management

Anne finished the organization and cataloguing of the Newlin Grist Mill archival collection. She processed and re-housed the Concord Mill records collection and the NGM photograph collection. In addition to her work in the archives, Anne worked with archaeology collections and completed research on the topic of historic lighting. Anne processed and catalogued the Polecat Road House archaeology collection that is owned by the Concord Township Historical Society. Anne graduated in 2012 with a B.A. degree in American History and Material Culture Studies from the University of Delaware.

Joe Voltz
Research Intern

Joe volunteered as a research intern during the summer of 2012. He worked on researching furnishings for the mill during the mid-18th century, colonial foodways in Chester and Delaware Counties, historical milling technologies, and historical land use for the Newlin Grist Mill area. He learned about the importance of mills in colonial life and said “they were essential to colonial life, simply by providing a constant source of power. The level of engineering knowledge required to establish and maintain a mill in the 18th century astounds me.” Joe graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in history from Lehigh University. He then enrolled in the M.A. program in history with a concentration in public history at Lehigh University.

2012 Interns

Message to Our Community


In light of current conditions, Newlin Grist Mill continues to be closed as follows:

  • The NGM Visitor Center, Archive, Blacksmith Shop, Millwright Shop, and public restrooms remain closed;

  • All tours, programs and events have been postponed or cancelled during this period;

  • Pond Fishing will remain closed until further notice;

  • Rentals are being cancelled for this period of time;

  • There will be no Volunteer Wednesday Workdays;

  • The trails will remain open, but parking is limited; and we ask that everyone be mindful of social distancing when on the property.

Decisions concerning additional closings will follow based on the developing situation. Please check back for updates.

While the trails at Newlin Grist Mill remain accessible while the site is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do want to remind everyone of a few things:

  • Continue to observe proper social distancing when you are on the trails. If you are ill or have been around anyone who is ill or has been exposed to the virus, please remain at home. If you arrive and find that the parking lot is crowded, please postpone your visit to another time.  

  • Please remember that all dogs must be on a leash that is held securely by the owner at all times. This is a township law, and it is to protect the health and safety of all park visitors (human and canine) and the wildlife in the park.

  • The park contains unique habitats that are home to sensitive plants and animals, some of which are being monitored through ongoing scientific surveys.  Please stay on the trails to avoid disturbances (wading, dip netting, collecting, rock throwing etc.) that could damage wildlife and vegetation. 

  • Remember that collecting of any kind, including plants and animals, is prohibited in the park.

We appreciate your understanding and support during this challenging time.

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