The Mill at Anselma, a 22 acre National Historic Landmark in Chester Springs, invites the public to its annual Fall Auction Party, September 22nd, from 7-10PM. Auctions, both silent and live, will showcase a variety of donated items, talent, and experiences. The catered event will feature music and tours of the Mill’s operational grindstones and water wheel. All proceeds benefit the Mill and its organization.
Running a 250 year old machine requires time, effort, and resources. Cogs need replacing, roofs maintaining. Furthermore, in the past summer’s destructive rains, deluges have eroded dams and flooded outbuildings. Being a government-recognized historic site means it receives National Parks Service recognition, but not necessarily funds. The staff and Board of the Mill work hard to raise the funds needed to keep the site working as a living history lab. Thousands of people pass through the Mill’s doors every season, from school groups to scouts to the Chester County Day tours in October.
In the coming year, the Mill plans to expand its interpretive space, partially opening the Miller’s House residence to tours about life at the Mill, updating the historic Anselma Post Office, and bringing much-deserved recognition to some of its historic figures who lived in site. The Mill also welcomes anyone with a passion for history, technology, and culture to volunteer.
You can contact the Executive Director of the Mill, Will Caverly, at his email: Executive.Director@AnselmaMill.Org, visit the website at www.anselmamill.org, and see them on Instagram @anselma_mill or facebook.com/anselmamill