Jun 06, 2024 7:15 AM
Don Kautz
Grist Mills of Lancaster County

Donald Kautz is a retired software developer, amateur photographer, and local historian. Don has given numerous talks in the local area about the history of the Conestoga River. He has witten a book entitled "The Congestoga River: A History." Don has done extensive research on Lancaster County grist mills and has rcently published a book entttled "Mills of Lancaster County."

Don lives near Lancaster with his wife and three grown children and two grandsons.


The presentation begins with a brief history of milling and water-powered mill technology. Then we will hear stories from a few of the mills. Finally, we will wrap up with a summary of the curent uses for the mills that still exist today.