Local Historic Mills Host Open House Weekend
The mills of & Southern York County PA & Northern Harford County MD will be celebrating the heritage of milling the weekend of June 10 &11 by hosting their area-wide free open house. This is part of a broader celebration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Society for the Preservation of Old Mills (SPOOM). Participating in the event will be Eden Mill, Wallace-Cross Mill, Muddy Creek Forks Roller Mills and Woolen Mill Wind Engine. Each mill has something unique and different to offer regarding the contributions made by mills to our country and region.
According to the event coordinator, Todd Eyster, the ample water sources in this region have been used since before the beginning of this country to supply the power needed to drive the machinery used to process grain into flour. The water flow from our local streams was also used to power many of our other early industries. York County alone has more than 270 documented mill sites. Several local towns in this area also used water power to provide their first source of electrical generation for their community. Wind was also used to provide power needed to grind grain, pump water and other farm uses.
The following mills look forward to your visit the weekend of June 10 and 11.