MARCH  3, 2007

All Sessions at Colvin Run Mill Historic Site,
Great Falls, Virginia


 9:00 AM: Coffee, Bagels & Sweet Rolls

10:00 AM: Talk by Prof. Brooke Hunter, 
Early American Milling History

11:30 AM: Lunch

12:00 Noon: Talk by Michael Henry,
Restoration of Colvin Run Mill

1:00 PM: Tour of Colvin Run Mill

2:00 PM:  Chapter Business Meeting

For more information, or to express your interest in attending,
e-mail Bob Lundegard, [email protected] or phone 703.759.2626.

 The Friends of Colvin Run Mill and the CRM staff will host the meeting. Your hosts are working with Chuck Ives and our members to insure a fun and educational experience coupled with ample time for a productive business meeting.  We are giving thought to having a late afternoon session on Friday that could be a meeting ground for dinner and a round table discussion of some mid-Atlantic mill history or preservation need. (Click here for a brochure describing Winter 2006-07 activities at CRM.)

The meeting on Saturday will include a business meeting, a tour of the Colvin Run Mill, and talks by invited guests. Prof. Brooke Hunter of Rider University has agreed to speak on aspects of early American milling history in the mid-Atlantic region. Michael Rierson, of the Fairfax County Park Authority will tell the story of the 1968-1978 restoration of the CRM. The meeting will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday with a light breakfast. The formal program will begin at 10:00 am. The meeting will close by 3:30 pm.

The formal agenda will be sent, by e-mail, to all SPOOM-MA members by mid January.

Please send any notes, news & pre-meeting information for the next update by February 16th, 2007.  ([email protected]).    Thanks,  Susan.

Old mill available in area
The mill at Doubs, Md., is located on .82 acre in Frederick County near Point of Rocks and Adamstown and dates back almost 200 years. While in need of stabilization and restoration, there is considerable early milling machinery in this stone and frame building, including wooden flat belt drive wheels, sifting and other processing equipment and the hub and some of the cast spokes of the overshot water wheel that once provided the power. There are water rights to the creek that originally powered the mill and other buildings currently used for mechanical hobby and storage.

The original building could be restored as a mill or become a very unique mill theme residence, studio, or gallery. MARC commuter trains that board at Frederick and Point of Rocks pass right by the property. Priced at $150,000; for further information including digital pictures, contact the owner: Al Haracz, 6633 Pine Rd. Alexandria, Va. 22312, Tel: (703) 354-0833, e-mail: [email protected]

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