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Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY to open for a new season May 15

New Season Begins May 15 at Hanford Mills Museum

 

A new season begins May 15 at Hanford Mills Museum. Guided tours will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations in the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. In addition to operating the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water turbines, on select days, the […]

Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum is February 3, 2018

Annual festival offers hands-on history and winter fun

Each year on the first Saturday in February, Hanford Mills Museum holds an Ice Harvest Festival. Adults and children can take part in a traditional ice harvest using historic tools and techniques. Before refrigeration, cutting ice from frozen ponds and rivers was an essential winter activity. The […]

Steam Power 101 Workshop at Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith, NY

Hanford Mills Museum is offering a two-day course September 16-17 on the theory and practical operation of a wood-fired steam power plant. Steam Power 101 will be taught by Joe Michaels, who designed and helped build the Museum’s wood-fired steam power plant. Before his retirement, he was senior mechanical engineer at the New York Power […]