Opening of Hanford Mills Announced
2020 Opening and New Call-Ahead Reservations
Good news! Hanford Mills Museum will be open in August for guided tours of the historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. We have new procedures to keep visitors and staff safe from the spread of COVID-19. All tours will require advance reservations and will be limited to the members of one party. Simply call us at 607/278-5744 to reserve a tour. Special Welcome Back Days for Museum Members will be held August 5-9, when tours can be reserved by Members. Beginning August 12, Hanford Mills Museum will be open Wednesday through Sunday for tours that anyone can reserve by calling 607/278-5744.
Milling About At Home
Many of us find ourselves with much more time to spend at home. Our new series "Milling About At Home" highlights projects, pastimes, and pursuits of the Hanford Mills community. Stephen Shursky, a Member of Hanford Mills Museum who has also exhibited at the Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree, explains his work recreating a large flat belt-driven lathe.Lathe
"I have been inspired by Hanford Mills, which I have been visiting since I attended SUNY Delhi in the late seventies...I grew up in the woods and in the sawmill working with my Dad, I guess I have sap in my blood," he says.
Read his full "Milling About" story, and other profiles about raising chickens, building cold frames, fixing windows, taking long hikes, reading history books, and more.
Let us know how you are spending your time your hobby, tip, or home by completing this short Milling about at Home form.
Online Education Programs
Looking for some hands-on projects to do with elementary-school aged children? The Hanford Mills Education team has developed resources for families to use online. There are activity guides and videos to learn about Watershed Education; CROP kits, which are hands-on projects with how-to videos developed for Creating Rural Opportunities Partnership; and weekly What I Learned Wednesdays that explore STEM/STEAM topics and feature an at-home activity. Beginning July 8, these 15-minute videos will be filmed at Hanford Mills.
Happy Independence Day!
We will miss marking July 4th with you at the Independence Day Celebration, which was cancelled due to COVID-19. We will be thinking of the great memories of past Celebrations at Hanford Mills, with the kids' fishing derby, Mill-made ice cream, steam power demonstrations, music in the Mill Yard, frog jumping contests, field games, local exhibitors, the Mill bedecked in red, white and blue. Have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!
CDC Poster for Your Business
Full-color CDC Poster to use for your business to support wearing masks and social distancing.
Additional posters, informational printable documents and much more available on the CDC site. LInk Below.
Updates on Pine Hill Community Center