July 8, 2017 (Saturday): Life in the 1860's
September 7, 2017 (Thursday): WWI and Northern Chester County
June 10th (Saturday): Colonial Children's Day
November 2, 2017 (Thursday) : Catherine Quillman, Topic TBD
Join us for our Annual Fall Event!
Greetings and Happy 2017, As the winter chill begins to lift and gives way to spring, the Mill at Anselma prepares for another exciting open season. Winter days at the Mill tend to be relatively quiet, but a lot of the volunteers have been working behind the scenes to help continue to grow and expand our research, collections, and interpretation. Schedule for 2017 In 2017, The Mill at Anselma will once again be operating on a seasonal schedule. Our normal operating hours are as follows: April 1-May 28 and September 9-December 9, the Mill will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. From Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, September 3, the Mill will be open Thursday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Mill combines Mill Demonstrations and Special Event Days. Check our events schedule for the latest events and demos. What's Happening at the Mill? Our collection's team, headed by volunteer Morris Farnum, began work on organizing, identifying, and documenting the assorted artifacts, documents, and pictures. It is amazing to see the results they have come up with thus far. Some of these items include day books from Simmers and Collins, pictures of Oliver Collins, and purchase orders to The Fitz Water Wheel Company. The task they started was not an easy one, but this group of dedicated volunteers has done an amazing job so far. Many thanks to Morris Farnum, Bernie Greenburg, Tom Tanner, Dusty Grady, Debbie Rollenhagen, and Dave Rollenhagen in helping with this project. Research continued on the various families that called our mill their home. Dave Rollenhagen has dedicated a lot of his research on the Lightfoot family. He uncovered a lot of fantastic information [...]
For 2017, our open dates (volunteer sign up) are as follows: April 1 - 2, April 8 -9, April 15, April 22 - 23, April 29 - 30. May 6 - 7, May 12-14, May 20-21, May 27-28 June 1 - 4 June 8 - 11, June 15 - 18, June 22 - 25, June 29 & 30th July 1 - 2, July 6 - 9 July 13 - 16, July 20 - 23 July 27 - 30 August 3 - 6 August 10 - 13 August 17 - 20 August 24 - 27 August 31 September 1 - 3 Sept 9 - 10 Sept 16-17 Sept 23 - 24 Sept 30 October 1 October 7 -8 Oct 14 -15 Oct 21-22 Oct 28 - 29 November 4 - 5 Nov 11 - 12 Nov 18 -19 Nov 25-26 Dec 2 - 3 December 9th
In April, we plan to have one day when the Mill will be in full operational mode producing flour. We will publish more information closer to the date. If it occurs when we are open to the public, this will be a wonderful opportunity to visit The Mill and see what it is like producing flour. Tours are likely to be at 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm. 2:00pm, and 3:00pm. Please call ahead to confirm the schedule. The Mill will also have a demonstration day with the Mill in partial operation on Saturday, April 8th. Click for more information on our Mill Demonstration Days.
December 10th (Sunday): The Mill Closes for the Winter Season
December 9th (Saturday): Santa Visits The Mill