Nicholas Newlin Foundation

Connecting People With History, Nature, and Learning

aka Newlin Grist Mill   |   Glen Mills, PA   |  www.newlingristmill.org
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).

Mission

The purpose of the Nicholas Newlin Foundation is to preserve its land and historic buildings for the pleasure and education of the public. In an era of urban growth, the Foundation maintains open land as a refuge for the plants, animals, and birds, and for the people who come to enjoy them. In an era of high technology, it offers visitors insights into the vanished life of the rural eighteenth century. This two-fold objective of environmental and historical concerns is combined in a single theme wherever possible. Following the ideals of its founder, E. Mortimer Newlin, the Foundation will strive to enhance its service to the public, while securing its future by managing its finances wisely.

Ruling year info

1992

Director

Mr. Tony Shahan

Main address

219 S. Cheyney Rd

Glen Mills, PA 19342 USA

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EIN

23-1600703

NTEE code info

(Historical Societies and Related Activities) (A80)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mill Tours

Guided tours of the Newlin Grist Mill are available by reservation and can accommodate up to 8 people due to the current conditions. The tour is interactive and lasts approximately one hour.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The group and school tours are customized for the needs of the group but almost always include the Grist Mill and Blacksmith Shop. Other group tour elements have included water system walks, hearth cooking (outdoors), baking, brick making, along with a variety of environmental studies such as nature walks, pond life, trees, water systems and structures, insects, and habitats.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

The Blacksmith shop is a regular component of group tours and is open for demonstrations on select Saturdays during the year. Blacksmiths working in the shop demonstrate the trade in a re-created 18th century building using a coal-fired forge.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Active archaeology digs give visitors a first-hand look at archaeology and its importance in studying the past. The program empowers volunteers to conduct field excavations, artifact cleaning, and basic cataloging tasks. This program has introduced over 5,000 people to archaeology over the past eight seasons, and remains one of the only publically-supported archaeology sites in the region.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

History at Work is a series of interactive public demonstrations that focus on different elements of colonial life, such as butter churning, ships biscuits, basket weaving, food preservation, and coopering. History at Work is a free drop-in activity held 10-3 on the last Saturday of the month spring through fall. Topics vary each month and the current schedule can be found on the website.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

This program explores different aspects of Newlin Grist Mill's unique historical and environmental resources through presentations and hands-on workshops. The 2019 series is focused on Mills.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our summer camp program offers history and nature-based experiences in an engaging outdoor environment. Through exploration, enthusiasm, and respect, campers share unique experiences that connect and expand their interactions with each other and their community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Tales on Trails brings kids outdoors to read and takes literacy education into an interactive, exploration-based setting. The Tales on Trails program encourages both outdoor engagement and reading through a series of reading stations with enlarged versions of children’s books along the Newlin Grist Mill trail network.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

A variety of nature study programs are available to students and groups, and include topics such as water quality, tree, insects, birds, frog pond studies, nature discovery walks, and habitats.

Population(s) Served

Pop-Up Naturalist is a self-guided exploration of various aspects of nature. A series of signs are located in the park between the Visitor Center and Frog Pond, and each month features fun facts and challenges related to different species and aspects of nature, such as frogs, birds, pollinators, flowers, and water. =

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Adults
Children and youth

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Financials

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Nicholas Newlin Foundation

Board of directors
as of 9/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Mortimer Newlin Sellers


Board co-chair

Ms. Jane Alavi

Henry Thompson, Jr.

Faith Christian Academy

Susan Rapp

Delaware County Community College

Ed Keane

Marketing, Self Employed

Lucy Bell Sellers

Author/Illustrator

Frances Sellers

Washington Post

Mark Willcox

Country Properties

Tim Moore

Wilmington Montessori School

Kevin Magerr

US Environmental Protection Agency, Retired

F. Michael Knight

Episcopal Minister, Retired

Charles Yeske

Manager, Bucks County Parks and Recreation

Mary Alice Peeling

Law Librarian, Retired

Will Pluta

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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