CHESTER SPRINGS – Have you ever wondered about the machinery that makes flour from wheat? On Aug. 11, the head miller at the historic Mill at Anselma will take visitors on a behind-the-scenes tour of the colonial machinery that transformed Pennsylvania from a wilderness to the bread basket of the British Empire. Learn about the use of water as a power source, the crafting of wooden gears and water wheels, the cleaning of wheat fresh from the field and the sifting of flour into grades of fineness.
The mill will be operating from 10a.m. to 4p.m. for visitors; however the Technology Tours with the miller will take place at 11a.m. and 2p.m. These tours will take about 1 ½ hours.
The Mill at Anselma (c. 1747) served its local agricultural community for three centuries and is considered the most complete example of a Colonial-era custom grist mill in the United States. Now restored and recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the Mill at Anselma provides a powerful educational resource, allowing visitors to experience Chester County’s industrial and agricultural past through flour milling demonstrations, tours of the site, and hands-on family activities.
The mill runs continuously throughout the day. The Mill at Anselma is located at 1730 Conestoga Road (Rt. 401), ½ mile west of Rt. 113 in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. For ticket cost and more information, contact the Mill at Anselma Preservation and Educational Trust at 610-827-1906, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.anselmamill.org.